Making ICU alarms meaningful: a comparison of traditional vs. trend-based algorithms

@article{Schoenberg1999MakingIA,
  title={Making ICU alarms meaningful: a comparison of traditional vs. trend-based algorithms},
  author={Roy Schoenberg and Daniel Z. Sands and Charles Safran},
  journal={Proceedings. AMIA Symposium},
  year={1999},
  pages={
          379-83
        }
}
Much of the work in the ICU revolves around information that is recorded by electronic devices. Such devices typically incorporate simple alarm functions that trigger when a value exceeds predefined limits. Depending on the parameter followed, these "boundary based" alarms tend to produce vast numbers of false alarms. Some are the result of false reading and some the result of true but clinically insignificant readings. We present a computerized module that analyzes real-time data from multiple… CONTINUE READING

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