A few years ago, Emory University Hospital’s medical intensive care unit had up to 1,400 alarms per bed per day, a cacophony of beeping,... Emory leads efforts to reduce hospital alarm fatigue

A few years ago, Emory University Hospital’s medical intensive care unit had up to 1,400 alarms per bed per day, a cacophony of beeping, buzzing, ringing and pinging. Emory was among the first to take on the issue of alarm fatigue, where the staff eventually can become desensitized and the alarms turn into background noise.

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