Know the Sounds
Patients and families — especially families of critically ill patients — need to ask the hospital staff to explain what each monitor is used for. You need to know what sounds they emit and how to tell the difference between a major alarm and a minor issue. Then, if a critical alarm sounds and no one comes, immediately go for help.
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