In a April 9 television news story on hospital monitors inside patients rooms beeping, leading to a condition for health care workers known as “alarm fatigue,” the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council’s (DFWHC) President and CEO Steve Love was interviewed by CBS Channel 11 reporter Carol Cavazos.
Alarm fatigue has led to an average of two dozen deaths every year says an independent survey group known as the Joint Commission.
Love, speaking on behalf of the 80 member hospitals of DFWHC, said he had not heard of any deaths from it in North Texas. “Alarm fatigue is something we’re aware of and something we work at,” he said.
Ashley Yount, the nurse supervisor at HCA’s Medical City Children’s Hospital, was also interviewed for the story.
The view the segment, please click on the video below.