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    employees, were the last ones to leave the office on Friday, 8/19/2016, at 5:00 p.m. She stated that that front door and the loading dock door to the warehouse were secured and locked before Mr. Carlos Gomez or Mr. Chen had activated the alarm system which is maintained by Sentry Tech Security Alarm Company. She further maintained that the only individuals who have access to the security code for the alarm company are Mr. Chen, Mr. Carlos Gomez and herself. Ms. Chan stated the alarm company maintains a chain in command as to who is contacted when the alarm is compromised. She claimed on the date of loss, 8/21/2016; she received a text message from Mr. Chen about the alarm being activated at their offices as he requested for her to respond to the offices since the police had arrived at the scene. She said that Mr. Chan was out of the country and was currently away in China at the time. She stated after she was notified about the alarm being activated, she called Carlos Gomez to meet with her at the office. She said when she arrived at the offices she met with the Deputies who had already checked the business and did not find any suspects inside the building. She said while she was there, the Deputies requested for her to shut off the audible alarm which was still activated before they escorted her to the warehouse area where the company maintains a larger safe, which the thieves attempted to pry open the safe. Upon further checking for the two smaller safes that were…

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    At least so I was told by the operator. We then went on an inspection of all the hydrants in the surrounding area. Where I helped open up and clean out the shut off valves, I also got more information and knowledge on all the different types of construction there is to be found in San Francisco. Mostly commonly false bricks, and the easiest way to tell the difference would be to look at the depth of the windows. We when completed the inspection and went on a drive around the surrounding area to…

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    Clinical Alarm Procedures

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    you walk into a hospital the main noise you constantly hear are the alarm monitors. The nurses begin to technically not hear the sound anymore. These alarm monitors have become very dangerous for our hospitals. Alarm monitors can put patients safety in bad situations. “Since 1960, hospitals have become progressively noisier over time, leading to a false-alarm environment. When the staff hears alarms constantly going off, they realize a large majority are not emergencies, which leaves them to…

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    Patient Safety Trends

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    pumps, EKGs, ventilators, bed/chair alarms, security alarms and call bells. The purpose of medical-technical equipment is to support nursing care in detecting, prevent, monitor, treat, compensate for injury and disability or alleviate disease (Tunlind, 2015). However the Joint Commission announced their 2014 National Patient Safety Goal on clinical alarm safety due to the increasing amount of injuries and deaths that had occurred from ignoring alarms, turning alarms down…

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    be concreate or abstract, and is typically articulated in as little as one word, or an expression that bestows common expectations, or recommendations. A concept analysis is completed when a concept requires clarification or definition for the purpose of student nurses, such as inquiry, theory perfecting, or practice (McEwen and Wills, 2007, p. 47-54). Concepts that are pertinent to nursing are grieving after a mastectomy, emotional anguish, and alarm fatigue. “Alarm Fatigue: A Concept Analysis”…

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    Monitor Alarm Fatigue: Preventing a Sentinel Event Nicholas D’Amario Carroll Community College Abstract Nurses working on monitored patient units hear the sounding alarms coming from cardiac monitors on a daily basis and overtime can become desensitized to these signals. Becoming immune to the sound of alarms may put a nurse’s patient in danger if the alarm results from a critical condition. These alarms are set in place to alert nurses to potential problems with a patient, however; fatigue…

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    In this condition, the eyewitness will tend to compare line-ups members in order determine which one most closely resembles the criterion for their memory of the perpetrator, a process termed relative judgment (Wells, 1984). Green and Swets’s (1966) signal detection theory (SDT) examines these variations in selection based upon memory criterion, delineating the ability to correctly recognize an old experience (a hit response), and to falsely recognize a new experience as old (a false alarm…

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    Effect of Alarm Fatigue on Fall-Related Incidents Lillian Baird 3370 Professional Nursing BSN Program School of Nursing Troy University September 23, 2015 Overview of Clinical Problem: Working throughout a 25-bed critical access hospital in rural North Carolina, which serves a largely elderly population, the frequency of confused patients is so often, a policy has been implemented to initiate a bed-alarm on all new admissions for the first 24-hours. This clinical guideline has…

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    Alarm Fatigue Report

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    Alarms alert staff when a patient is experiencing abnormal ranges set by each machine company. A variety of alarms can sound, such as those for blood pressure machines, ventilators, and ECG monitors. In the ICU it is crucial for staff to listen for the alarms to alert them of issues a patient may be experiencing. Often the patient may move causing the alarm to sound excessively. In her article Monitor Alarm Fatigue: An Integrative Review, Maria Cvach, MS, RN, CCRN, (2012) explains “Medical…

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    these rankings. This assisted them in factorally merge both the hemispheric styles (left, right) and the recorded Eysenck personality Inventory scores (extravert, introvert), thus forming four basic characteristics. The test took into consideration a range of factors, such as what were referred to as “hits and false alarms” (Thompson & Mueller, 1984, p. 244). Finding the information was valuable. This was found to be useful when considering the covariation in the hit rate and false alarm rate as…

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