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Ways to combat alarm fatigue in hospitals

We all hear about how hospital noises interfere with patients’ sleep and recovery resulting in possibly longer stays. These noises also distract caregivers which in turn can cause what as known as “alarm fatigue”.  

But how do patients get a caregiver’s attention? How can hospitals eliminate or reduce the need for alarms to be broadcasted throughout the hospital floor or unit?

The article titled “Don’t be annoyed! There are solutions to alarm fatigue in hospitals” touches on ways that an Austco nurse call solution can help.

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