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Journal Article

Technological distractions—part 1 and part 2.

Kane-Gill SL, O'Connor MF, Rothschild JM, et al. Critical care medicine. 2017;45:1481-1488.

These paired systematic reviews examined alert fatigue in the intensive care unit. The first systematic review found several strategies to reduce alerts including prioritizing alerts, developing multipart rules instead of simple alerts, and customizing commercial platforms with end-user input. The second systematic review found that alarm best practices from high reliability industries are not adhered to in intensive care unit settings.