To the Editor Few interventions have demonstrated a sustained effect on reducing telemetry use. Dressler et al1 have shown that by limiting the appropriate options for telemetry through their electronic ordering system, the daily number of patients monitored on telemetry was reduced by 70%. It is unclear from their report if education accompanied their intervention. As a resident-led quality-improvement project, we designed and implemented a resident education program for 4 medical teams at a 698-bed tertiary care center over a 4-month period between February 2013 and March 2014.
Beier M, Morgan DJ, Gulati M. Educating Residents Why Less Is More With Telemetry. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(5):864-865. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.0234