May 31, 2013

Focus on the Patient

I remember how, on one of my first shifts as a registered nurse, the monitor started ringing when I was in a patient room. The alarm […]
April 19, 2013

Monitor Fatigue

There is a phenomenon in nursing called monitor fatigue. This is when nurses hear alarms and chimes and bells so often, they begin to ignore them. They are not ignoring them because they don't care, they have simply grown numb to their sounds. This is like the Blues Brothers living under the train tracks. They grew so accustomed to