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Published April 08, 2013, 02:29 PM

Hospital group says 'alarm fatigue' can be deadly

CHICAGO (AP) — Constantly beeping alarms from devices that monitor the vital signs of the critically ill have "desensitized" hospital workers who sometimes ignore the noise, leading to at least two dozen deaths a year on average, a hospital accrediting group said Monday.

By: LINDSEY TANNER,AP Medical Writer, Associated Press

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