GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Must-Know Alarm Fatigue Statistics [Latest Report]

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"Alarm fatigue contributes to 10% of sentinel events reported to The Joint Commission (2014-2018)."

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"In 2013, the Joint Commission reported 80 deaths and 13 severe injuries related to alarm fatigue in the United States."

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"A 2017 study found that 72.5% of nurses experienced alarm fatigue, resulting in up to 379 alarm exposures per patient per day."

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"In a large, urban tertiary care facility, approximately 2.4 million alarms sounded in 31 days—an average of 153 alarms per patient per day."

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"In a 2019 study, 88% of bedside nurses and caregivers believed enhancing alarm management would reduce alarm fatigue."

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"According to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, 100% of hospitals have experienced alarm fatigue."

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"A 2011 study revealed that for every 6,000 monitor alarms registered in a pediatric intensive care unit, 97% were false alarms."

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"In a 12-hour nursing shift, an estimated 1000-3000 alarm notifications are triggered."

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"A 2013 study in adult-intensive care units showed only 10% of alarms were clinically significant."

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"A 2018 survey revealed that 80% of hospital administrators believed alarm fatigue was a top patient safety concern."

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"In a pediatric intensive care unit study, a staggering 95.4% of alarms were not actionable."

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"A 2016 survey identified that two-thirds of healthcare providers report being overwhelmed by clinical alarms, leading to alarm fatigue."

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"In a 2019 study, it was found that reducing default alarm settings led to a 44% reduction in arterial line alarms."

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"A study in a cardiac-monitoring unit showed that alarms per bed per day decreased by 39.1% after introducing tailored alarm settings."

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"In a 2021 study, implementing a unit-specific alert management system reduced non-actionable alarms by 49%."

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"According to a study, alarm fatigue significantly affects up to 87.9% of critical care nurses."

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"It is estimated that only 2-12% of audible alarms in hospitals are actual indications of actionable events."

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