Clinical Services

Creating a
quieter ICU

How a hospital lowered alarms by 40%1,2

A hospital in the Netherlands asked Philips Clinical Services to help them lower the number of irrelevant alarms in its new ICU facility—a startling 344 alarms1,2 per bed per day.

Here’s how a team from Philips and ICU staff worked together to separate the clinically relevant alarms from non-clinically relevant alarms. The result? A transformed environment with improved patient care and staff satisfaction.


Read about its keys to success: the value of an external consultant, the power of objective monitoring data and why change management support is crucial.

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Our patients complained a lot about the noise. Now it’s much quieter and they are more relaxed”

Nurse, ICU

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1 Philips customer white paper St. Antonious. Customer testimonial.
2 Results from case studies are not predictive of results in other cases. Results in other cases may vary.