Alarm Fatigue

Massachusetts General Hospital (File photo by Jodi Hilton/Getty Images)

Report: Mass. General Settles ‘Alarm Fatigue’ Death Lawsuit

Massachusetts General Hospital has settled a lawsuit with the family of an 89-year-old man who died in January of 2010, when nurses did not answer the call to an alarm on the man’s cardiac monitor.


UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester

‘Alarm Fatigue’ Cited In Patient Death At UMass Memorial

UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester is stepping up efforts to prevent nurses from tuning out monitor warning alarms following the death of a patient.



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