A leading accreditation group says hospital leaders need to train staffers after a study finds that hospital alarms can actually be hazardous to patients' health.
FOX News Radio's Sal Giangrasso has details:
(Beeping of hospital monitors)
Constantly beeping alarms in hospitals can be deadly. The Joint Commission hospital accrediting group's warning that the alarms can lead to what it calls "noise fatigue," with doctors and nurses sometimes inadvertently ignoring the sounds when there's a real patient emergency - which could result in treatment delays, putting patients in danger.
The group says a government database lists more than 500 deaths potentially linked with hospital alarms in recent years.
Sal Giangrasso, FOX News Radio.