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Measuring Alarm System Quality in ICUs (WIP)

EasyChair Preprint no. 114

5 pagesDate: May 6, 2018


Despite a vast and growing number of publications on alarm fatigue there seem to be few attempts to quantify in a systematic way the root causes or consequences of alarm fatigue. The paper describes such an attempt, based on the notion of quality dimensions of an alarm system. The concept as well as concrete instances of these dimensions were developed in a scoping review including focus group interviews and subsequent iterative refinement workshops. The resulting model goes beyond currently used statistics for describing alarm system quality and appears to be useful for the construction of tools to support clinical users in the management of their alarm system.

Keyphrases: alarm burst, Alarm fatigue, alarm load, alarm system, alarm system quality, clinical alarms, Critical Care, ICU, Intensive Care Unit, medical devices, patient safety, scoping review

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BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Dirk Hüske-Kraus and Marc Wilken and Rainer Röhrig},
  title = {Measuring Alarm System Quality in ICUs (WIP)},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 114},
  doi = {10.29007/5vpj},
  year = {EasyChair, 2018}}
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