Perceived urgency and the anaesthetist: responses to common operating room monitor alarms.

@article{Finley1991PerceivedUA,
  title={Perceived urgency and the anaesthetist: responses to common operating room monitor alarms.},
  author={Gordon Allen Finley and Amram J. Cohen},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  year={1991},
  volume={38 8},
  pages={958-64}
}
Increasing numbers and varieties of electronic monitors are used in hospital operating rooms. Many of these are equipped with auditory alarms which are loud, insistent, or irritating, and thus are frequently disabled by the anaesthetist. This study was planned to evaluate two components of auditory alarm design which may influence the usefulness of the alarm: the perceived urgency of the auditory signal and its correlation with the urgency of the corresponding clinical situation. We also… CONTINUE READING