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3. Alarm Integration Technology:  In some critical care units, alarm fatigue is a major concern, with some hospitals experiencing 350 physiologic monitor alarms per patient per day. In order to help staff combat this dilemma, alarm integration systems are implemented to improve alarm management by sending alerts to a wireless communications device, such as a cell phone or a pager. Doing so not only combats alarm fatigue among clinicians, but provides a quieter environment for patients.