User Perceptions of an Electronic Maternal Alerting System.
This survey study evaluates the user experience of an electronic maternal early warning system that generates automated pages. Survey domains included the system's effect on patient care, alarm fatigue, and continued use of the system. The response rate was 47.7% (273 of 572). A majority, 83%, felt that the system should remain in use, and 64.5% felt it improved patient safety. Of those who believed that they had received a page, 51.4% felt that they received pages "too frequently." Although alarm fatigue was not fully evaluated, providers on our unit support the continued use of this automated maternal electronic surveillance system.
Klumpner, TT; Kountanis, JA; Bauer, ME; Carver, A; Piehl, AM; Smith, R; Mentz, G; Tremper, KK
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