Nurses’ knowledge in the management of clinical alarms in the Critical Care Unit of a Tertiary hospital, a cross-sectional study

  • Lucy .W. Meng’anyi Mount Kenya University, Thika, Kenya
  • Lilian .A. Omondi , University of Nairobi,
  • Margaret .N. Muiva University of Nairobi
  • Sino. Z. Alaly
Keywords: Nursing, Knowledge, Management, Clinical Alarms, Intensive Care Unit, Critical Care Unit


In low and middle income countries like Kenya, nurses are overworked as the nurse to patient ratio is not as stipulated by the World Health Organization (WHO). In this sense clinical alarms are important as they are able to alert the nurses in the critical care units or other areas of the hospital on the change in the patient’s condition. Nurses therefore need to be knowledgeable about alarms so as to manage patients effectively

Author Biographies

Lucy .W. Meng’anyi, Mount Kenya University, Thika, Kenya

Kenyatta National Hospital,

School of Nursing
Sciences, University of Nairobi,

Lilian .A. Omondi, , University of Nairobi,

School of Nursing Sciences

Margaret .N. Muiva, University of Nairobi

School of Nursing Sciences,

Sino. Z. Alaly

Implementation Research Solutions Kenya