Project Information

Reducing Inappropriate Telemetry Use in the non-ICU Setting

Project Description: Telemetry in the non-ICU setting is commonly inappropriately used based on current major society guidelines. At UF Health, our institutional data suggests that nearly 50% of non-ICU telemetry is used for inappropriate indications. Inappropriate telemetry use can lead to inappropriate consultation, testing, resource utilization, and patient satisfaction. As such, we have tasked our group with reducing telemetry use. We plan to reduce telemetry use by focusing on medicine teaching services with various educational and systematic interventions. Educationally, we plan to participate in internal medicine teaching conferences to reduce inappropriate use. From a systems standpoint, we plan on eliminating an "automatically clicked" telemetry button in the EPIC internal medicine order set to reduce inadvertent automatic telemetry ordering. We intend to collect data pre and post intervention to assess telemetry usage. Secondary outcomes pre and post intervention include cardiology consultation, sepsis documentation in chart, and length of stay.

QPI: Erik, Schneibel, (

Collaborators: (; (; Hussam, Hawamdeh, (; Mark, Panna, (

Advisors: Mark, Panna, (

UF Health Big Aims: Zero Harm None

MeSH Keywords: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Length of Stay, Telemetry, Sepsis