Nurses' response to frequency and types of electrocardiography alarms in a non-critical care setting: a descriptive study.

@article{Gazarian2014NursesRT,
  title={Nurses' response to frequency and types of electrocardiography alarms in a non-critical care setting: a descriptive study.},
  author={Priscilla Gazarian},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  year={2014},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={
          190-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND An important role of the registered nurse is to identify patient deterioration by monitoring the patient condition and vital signs. Increasingly, this is supplemented with continuous electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring. Continuous monitoring is inefficient in identifying deterioration because of the high number of false and nuisance alarms. Lack of strong evidence or formal guidelines for the care of patients receiving ECG monitoring has led clinicians to rely too heavily on this… CONTINUE READING
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