UCSF Comprehensive Alarm and Notification Integration

During the planning stages for a new hospital complex, USCF recognized that the way clinicians worked and communicated with one another needed to change to maintain efficiency in the new, much larger facility. The former facility had much smaller floor plans with high staff visibility and the new hospital had large floor plans and private rooms. This transition caused many staff members to worry about the ability to readily attend to their patients’ needs. To resolve these issues and alleviate the staff’s apprehension, UCSF chose to have caregivers receive alarms and alerts on mobile devices. However, alarm fatigue was a major concern. UCSF looked to Connexall to manage all the alarms and alerts to proactively mitigate alarm fatigue, especially with SpO2 alarms which generate an enormous number of false alarms in pediatric environments.