Mitigating alarm fatigue and improving clinical productivity – the role of intelligent middleware in delivering efficient care
Much has been written about the danger of alarm (or alert) fatigue as it relates to patient safety. Often overlooked, however, is the extent to which productivity is negatively impacted when caregivers are overwhelmed by unending alarms, many of which are nuisance or non-actionable events.
This paper looks at the ways in which alarm fatigue impedes efficient care. It also offers a solution in the form of intelligent middleware—easily integrated software that can overcome those challenges and promote optimal caregiver productivity.