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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 08:46 AM
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1. 566 deaths over four years. Upsetting and tragic, especially for family members.
Edited on Sun Feb-20-11 08:48 AM by KittyWampus
However, humans are only human. And nurses and hospital staff are not just human, they're over worked and under paid.

I wonder if those deaths were clustered in any particular hospitals.

And is it really possible to say that all those deaths were absolutely preventable even if someone had heeded the alarm?
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  -alarm fatigue. Unheard and Ignored Hospital Patient Alarms Lead to Unnecessary Deaths The Straight Story  Feb-20-11 08:41 AM   #0 
  - 566 deaths over four years. Upsetting and tragic, especially for family members.  KittyWampus   Feb-20-11 08:46 AM   #1 
  - I am most curious  FarPoint   Feb-20-11 09:05 AM   #3 
     - Well thanks to the California Nurses (UNION)  Horse with no Name   Feb-20-11 09:22 AM   #6 
     - Our non-union hospital has better staffing than the union one.  Maine_Nurse   Feb-20-11 10:30 AM   #11 
  - I guess people didn't learn from car alarm 'fatigue'... n/t  PoliticAverse   Feb-20-11 08:47 AM   #2 
  - Is this a corollary to car alarms or Kitty Genovese?  JVS   Feb-20-11 09:08 AM   #4 
  - Nursing sounds like  FarPoint   Feb-20-11 09:54 AM   #9 
  - I got into a knock-down dragout argument with a Respiratory Therapist  Horse with no Name   Feb-20-11 09:15 AM   #5 
  - Oh central alarms aren't as prominent as many of us would like.  Maine_Nurse   Feb-20-11 09:23 AM   #7 
  - Oh yeah I know--but better than before.  Horse with no Name   Feb-20-11 09:27 AM   #8 
  - Interesting story. Thanks for posting it. n/t  PoliticAverse   Feb-20-11 10:04 AM   #10 
  - There are too many alarms.  eilen   Feb-20-11 10:34 AM   #12 

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