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12th Mar '16 11:05:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* Averted in ''ArchieComics'', of all things, when our heroes go to the hospital to look for Jughead. They happen to see an alarm at the unattended nurse's station, and rush to the room, to find that the patient has been calling the nurse to pick up a book he dropped. Then the real nurse comes in, and apologizes. When they find Jughead, he's volunteered as a candy-striper, [[VerySpecialEpisode and tells them about how the hospital is understaffed]]. [[HarsherInHindsight Did I mention this story was published in the 1970s or 1960s?]]

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* Averted in ''ArchieComics'', ''Franchise/ArchieComics'', of all things, when our heroes go to the hospital to look for Jughead. They happen to see an alarm at the unattended nurse's station, and rush to the room, to find that the patient has been calling the nurse to pick up a book he dropped. Then the real nurse comes in, and apologizes. When they find Jughead, he's volunteered as a candy-striper, [[VerySpecialEpisode and tells them about how the hospital is understaffed]]. [[HarsherInHindsight Did I mention this story was published in the 1970s or 1960s?]]1960s?]]

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* One ''{{Series/Emergency}}'' ep averts this and lampshades the false alarm problem-only to find out just after that it was a real problem, a fire in a patient room.

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* One {{Series/Emergency}} ep averts this and lampshades the false alarm problem-only to find out just after that it was a real problem, a fire in a patient room.

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* One {{Series/Emergency}} ep averts this and lampshades the false alarm problem-only to find out just after that it was a real problem, a fire in a patient room.
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12th Mar '16 11:03:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* Happens all the time on ''GreysAnatomy''.
* OnceAnEpisode on ''{{House}}'', a scene starts with the doctors bursting into the patient of the week's room as a bedside alarm sounds.
%%* ''{{ER}}'' is the [[UrExample granddaddy of 'em all]].
%%** StElsewhere [[OlderThanTheyThink came first]].

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* %%* Happens all the time on ''GreysAnatomy''.
''Series/GreysAnatomy''.
* OnceAnEpisode on ''{{House}}'', ''Series/{{House}}'', a scene starts with the doctors bursting into the patient of the week's room as a bedside alarm sounds.
%%* ''{{ER}}'' ''Series/{{ER}}'' is the [[UrExample granddaddy of 'em all]].
%%** StElsewhere Series/StElsewhere [[OlderThanTheyThink came first]].



* One {{Series/Emergency}} ep averts this and lampshades the false alarm problem-only to find out just after that it was a real problem, a fire in a patient room.

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* One {{Series/Emergency}} ep averts this and lampshades the false alarm problem-only to find out just after that it was a real problem, a fire in a patient room.
31st May '14 5:39:46 PM Prioris
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[[CryingWolf Sadly, this is a clear failure. Bedside alarms are so pervasive in the hospital that the people working there learn to largely ignore them.]] "False positives" in the form of loose leads, sensing devices removed, tubing kinked, or insignificant perturbations of vital signs are far more common than acute emergencies. Nurses pay attention to the alarms of their own patients, but it's their job to determine whether a real problem exists, so the whole floor need not come running at the sound of every beep.

Sometimes the patient himself, rather than being unconscious or dying, will call the nurse to report that an alarm is going off. Usually this is because it has woken them up, has been going long enough to get really annoying, or is making it hard to hear the TV.

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Real life looks nothing like this. [[CryingWolf Sadly, this is a clear failure. Bedside alarms are so pervasive in the hospital that the people working there learn to largely ignore them.]] "False positives" alarms" in the form of loose leads, sensing devices removed, tubing kinked, or insignificant perturbations of vital signs are far more common than acute emergencies. Nurses pay attention to the alarms of their own patients, but it's their job to determine whether a real problem exists, so the whole floor need not come running at the sound of every beep.

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beep. Some alarms ''will'' trigger this kind of response - for example, pushing the "Emergency" or "Code" button that's on the wall in every patient room will set off an alarm that sounds like ''nothing'' else and is guaranteed to bring everyone up to the housekeeper running - but most of the time, the alarm is treated with a kind of benign contempt.

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the patient himself, him/herself, rather than being unconscious or dying, will call the nurse to report that an alarm is going off. Usually this is because it has woken them up, has been going long enough to get really annoying, or is making it hard to hear the TV.



* ''Manga/AnesthesiologistHana'': One chapter is specifically about urgent medical alerts, the "Code Blue." The first time it happens, by the time Hana arrives the emergency is already over, and her specialty wouldn't have been terribly helpful (and her friend the opthamologist admits she doesn't often get to be helpful either), but the second alert is one where anesthesiology is exactly what's needed.

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* ''Manga/AnesthesiologistHana'': One chapter is specifically about urgent medical alerts, the "Code Blue." The first time it happens, by the time Hana arrives the emergency is already over, and her specialty wouldn't have been terribly helpful (and her friend the opthamologist ophthalmologist admits she doesn't often get to be helpful either), but the second alert is one where anesthesiology is exactly what's needed.



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* One {{Series/Emergency}} ep averts this and lampshades the false alarm problem-only to find out just adter that it was a real problem, a fire in a patient room.

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* One {{Series/Emergency}} ep averts this and lampshades the false alarm problem-only to find out just adter after that it was a real problem, a fire in a patient room.
4th Apr '14 8:15:42 AM chicagomel
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* One {{Series/Emergency}} ep averts this and –lampshades the false alarm problem-only to find out just adter that it was a real problem, a fire in a patient room.

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* One {{Series/Emergency}} ep averts this and –lampshades lampshades the false alarm problem-only to find out just adter that it was a real problem, a fire in a patient room.
4th Apr '14 8:15:07 AM chicagomel
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* One {{Series/Emergency}} ep averts this and –{{Lampshade}}s the false alarm problem-only to find out just adter that it was a real problem, a fire in a patient room.

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* One {{Series/Emergency}} ep averts this and –{{Lampshade}}s –lampshades the false alarm problem-only to find out just adter that it was a real problem, a fire in a patient room.
4th Apr '14 8:14:46 AM chicagomel
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* One {{Series/Emergency}} ep averts this and –️{{Lampshade}}s the false alarm problem-only to find out just adter that it was a real problem, a fire in a patient room.

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* One {{Series/Emergency}} ep averts this and –️{{Lampshade}}s –{{Lampshade}}s the false alarm problem-only to find out just adter that it was a real problem, a fire in a patient room.
4th Apr '14 8:14:26 AM chicagomel
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* One {{Series/Emergency}} ep averts this and –️{{Lampshades}} the false alarm problem-only to find out just adter that it was a real problem, a fire in a patient room.

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* One {{Series/Emergency}} ep averts this and –️{{Lampshades}} –️{{Lampshade}}s the false alarm problem-only to find out just adter that it was a real problem, a fire in a patient room.
4th Apr '14 8:13:18 AM chicagomel
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* One {{Series/Emergency}} ep averts this and –️{{Lampshades}} the false alarm problem-only to find out just adter that it was a real problem, a fire in a patient room.
30th Dec '13 8:07:11 PM wuggles
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** Okay, the mental patient will probably chase anyone, but the rest of them don't have an excuse. On the other hand, though, given that Ponyville is a small, rural town in a premodern setting, it is likely that it still has a living tradition of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hue_and_cry hue and cry]] as its principal method of law enforcement, to which those ponies were responding.
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