Missing actionable alarms jeopardizes patient safety.
Patient harm as a result of over-alarming can have costly repercussions from transfers to the ICU, extended length of stay and litigation.
The lack of alarm customization for individual patients can create excessive nuisance alarms.
About 10% of nursing time is lost responding to non-actionable alarms.
A stressful, noise-filled work environment can contribute to staff burnout.
Non-compliance can be costly, as health care moves from volume to value-based care models.