AirAsia jet's alarms 'screaming' before crash: investigator

Jan 22, 2015

AirAsia jet's alarms 'screaming' before crash: investigator

Warning alarms in AirAsia Flight QZ8501 were “screaming” as the pilots desperately tried to stabilize the plane just before it plunged into the Java Sea last month, a crash investigator said Wednesday. The noise of several alarms — including one that indicated the plane ...

Jul 14, 2013

'Alarm fatigue' at hospitals poses risks

Walk into a hospital intensive care unit and hear the din: A ventilator honks loudly. An infusion pump emits a high-pitched beep-beep every six seconds. A blood pressure monitor pushes out one long tone after another. This particular racket, at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, ...