Alarm and Alert Fatigue Webcast Series

Alert Fatigue: Management Approaches and Appropriate Metrics
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
1:00 p.m. Central Time

Alert Fatigue: Management Approaches and Appropriate Metrics is part two of a two-part webcast series on alarm and alert fatigue from the Society of Critical Care Medicine, held in collaboration with the Surgery Patient and Safety Committee. In this session, Sandra L. Kane-Gill, PharmD, MS, FCCM, Associate Professor, Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, will discuss how clinical decision support systems (CDSSs) are commonly used for preventing medication errors, and how they are gaining interest as electronic syndromic surveillance systems for events such as sepsis and acute kidney injury. While CDSSs improve patient outcomes, the number of alerts increases the risk of alert fatigue. Approaches to managing alert fatigue are needed to ensure effective use of CDSSs.

Learning Objectives
  • Choose evidence-based guidance on tested interventions that reduce alert quantity with the intent of reducing fatigue with clinical decision support systems
  • Apply standardized metrics for alert fatigue
Faculty
Sandra L. Kane-Gill, PharmD, MS, FCCM
Associate Professor, Pharmacy and Therapeutics
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA