A mobile app that integrates clinicians’ phone with infusion pump alerts is reducing alarm fatigue among staff at a small Wyoming hospital.
Alarm fatigue is a common condition among clinical staff in hospitals. Symptoms of the affliction may include sensory overload, desensitization, and missed alarms.
Now mobile apps that can pre-empt alarms and improve workflow are being tested as possible remedies.
An 88-bed hospital in tiny Sheridan, WY, (population 17,828) is a beta site for one such app.