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Hospital's ICUs had 2.5 million monitor alarms in one month

Critical Care SmartBrief | Oct 24, 2014

A study of five ICUs at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center found that more than 2.5 million alarms linked to patient monitoring devices went off in just one month. The alarm-fatigue study published in PLOS One found almost 89% of the more than 1.1 million alarms for heart rhythm problems were false alerts linked to computer errors. HealthDay News (10/22)


Online modules to guide health care staff on Ebola protocols

Critical Care SmartBrief | Oct 28, 2014

Rapid test may predict whether a patient will develop sepsis

Critical Care SmartBrief | Oct 24, 2014

Bellevue's ICU team leads care for physician with Ebola

Critical Care SmartBrief | Oct 28, 2014

Dental care for ICU patients may reduce infection risk

Critical Care SmartBrief | Oct 24, 2014

Case study shows efficacy of routine ICU care in Ebola

Critical Care SmartBrief | Oct 24, 2014

Breath-based test can rapidly detect hospital-acquired infections

Critical Care SmartBrief | Oct 28, 2014

Slow feeding technique may reduce NEC, study says

Critical Care SmartBrief | Oct 28, 2014

Study shows increase in hospice use along with intensive care

Critical Care SmartBrief | Oct 24, 2014

Study: Palliative care, oncology partnership may improve outcomes

Critical Care SmartBrief | Oct 24, 2014


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