Systematic bibliometric analysis of nursing authors in alarm research
The objective of this study is to quantify the involvement of nurses in alarm research. It is hypothesized that the status quo embodies a mismatch given the relevance of this professional group to understanding and combating the problem. Secondary objective is to evaluate factors significant to the involvement of nursing authors. The purpose of this study is to reinforce the importance and involvement of nurses in alarm research.
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Frequent false-positive alarms lead to so-called "alarm fatigue" among clinical staff in intensive care units. This particularly affects nursing staff, who interact most with alarms. Despite decades of research and a wide variety of strategies to combat alarm fatigue, the problem remains omnipresent. One reason for this may be that nurses have played a minor role in alarm research to date.
Innovations and perspectives
Clinical processes are significantly influenced by nursing actions and processes, which is why this professional group should be involved in the research of a clinical issue. Especially in view of increasing academization, nursing will take an increasingly active role in science. This should promote interprofessional collaboration and increase the likelihood of successful translation of research findings.
The project team is international and interprofessional, consisting of nursing representatives, physicians, librarians, health scientists, nursing students, and graduate students from the following institutions:
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, United States
- Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
- Massachusetts Eye and Ear, United States
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
- University of California, San Francisco, United States
- University of San Francisco, United States