joseph schlesinger

Study finds more pleasant-sounding medical device alarms could reduce annoyance without compromising effectiveness

A new study found that making medical device alarms more musical can significantly reduce perceived annoyance without negatively impacting the ability of research participants to learn and remember the alarms.

Rounding based on acuity helps preserve attention of clinicians

Multidisciplinary teams conducting daily rounds in intensive care units will typically work their way down hallways, going from one patient to the next based on spatial proximity.

Researchers explore music’s effect on ICU patients, staff

A group of Vanderbilt researchers is launching a pilot study on the effect of live music on patients, families and staff in the adult intensive care unit and is inviting musical members of the Vanderbilt community to help.

intensive care vital sign monitor

Device helps ICU patients by filtering out noise from medical alarms

A team of investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) wants to improve patient outcomes in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) settings by silencing audible medical alarms in hospital rooms.

Schlesinger’s clinical research lauded by AMA

Joseph Schlesinger, M.D., a clinical fellow in the Division of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, received third place in the clinical medicine poster category at the recent American Medical Association Research Symposium.