Previous studies showed that alarms at a patient's bedside sound an average 133 times per day. Besides the obvious barrier to rest, high noise levels have been associated with changes in the patient's heart rate, respiration and blood pressure, all of which increase stress levels and may impair healing.
It's not just a problem for patients. So many notifications can also create alarm fatigue among clinicians as well as hamper their communication with patients.
Read the full article, published in Healthcare Finance, to learn more.