Video Analysis of Factors Associated with Response Time to Monitor Alarms


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Related material: The editorial, “A Complex Phenomenon in Complex Adaptive Health Care Systems – Alarm Fatigue,” by Azizeh Khaled Sowan, Ph.D., R.N., of the University of Texas Health at San Antonio, and Charles Calhoun Reed, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.R.N., of University Health System, San Antonio, also is available on the For The Media website.

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A new article published by JAMA Pediatrics used video analysis to examine factors associated with response times to bedside monitor alarms that alert nurses to potentially life-threatening physiologic changes in patients.

The study by Christopher P. Bonafide, M.D., M.S.C.E., of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and coauthors included 38 nurses, 100 children and 551 hours of video-recorded care at the hospital between July 2014 and November 2015.

To read the full study and to preview an author audio interview, please visit the For The Media website.

(JAMA Pediatr. Published online April 10, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.5123; available pre-embargo at the For The Media website.)

Editor’s Note: The article contains conflict of interest disclosures. Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosures, funding and support, etc.


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