I can see this helping in the medsurge unit the hospital I work because the

I can see this helping in the medsurge unit the

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to these patients once there weren’t alarms to depend on. I can see this helping in the med/surge unit of the hospital I work, because the alarms they use are very sensitive, so if a patient barely moves it goes off. This interferes with the nurses trying to get their work done when it alarms every 10 minutes, and it wakes the patient, and other patients on the unit. If we took alarms away, put those patients that are unsteady, or confused next to the nurse’s station where there is a person at all times, and increase rounding on these individuals, it could decrease falls, increase patient sleeping, and decrease time nurses are spending running back and forth to the room. References Shorr, R., Chandler, A., Mion, L., Waters, T., Liu, M., Daniels, M., Kesser, L., & Miller, S. (2012). Effects of an Intervention to Increase Bed Alarm Use to prevent Falls in Hospitalized Patients. Annals of Internal Medicine. 157(10). p 692-699. Retrieved from: Grove, S., Gray, J., & Burns, N. (2017). Understanding Nursing Research, 6th Edition. Saunders, 092014. VitalBook file.
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