Sleep Literature Updates from September 2014

A Critical Assessment of Monitoring Practices, Patient Deterioration, and Alarm Fatigue on Inpatient Wards: A Review

This review article discusses unexpected, potentially lethal respiratory complications known for being difficult to detect early, especially in postoperative patients recovering on hospital general care floors (GCF). The review also discuss currently available practices in general care floor monitoring that can both improve patient safety and significantly reduce monitor associated alarm fatigue.