This week’s graded discussion topic relates to the following Course Outcome (CO).
- CO6 Discuss the principles of data integrity, professional ethics, and legal requirements related to data security, regulatory requirements, confidentiality, and client’s right to privacy. (PO 6)
- Answer post due by Wednesday 11:59 PM MT in Week 6
- Two replies to classmates and/or instructor due by Sunday 11:59 PM MT at the end of Week 6
- Discussions are designed to promote dialogue between faculty and students, and students and their peers. In discussions students:
- Demonstrate understanding of concepts for the week
- Integrate scholarly resources
- Engage in meaningful dialogue with classmates
- Express opinions clearly and logically, in a professional manner
- Use the rubric on this page as you compose your answers.
With the introduction of electronic monitoring in patient care areas such as smart pumps, ECG monitors, bed and chair alarms, and continuous oxygen saturation monitoring, alarm fatigue has become a major healthcare concern. Alarm fatigue is linked to many legal and ethical issues. One ethical issue with poor outcome or sentinel event is ignorance. Ignoring a beeping alarm, delaying to respond to alarms, or switching off critical alarms due to alarm desensitization can cause alarm fatigue can lead to negligence of a patient, causing poor health outcomes, including patient deaths (Hebda, Hunter, & Czar, 2019). This can lead to ethical and legal issues…Please click the icon below to purchase the full answer at only $5.