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Abbasi J. In Treating Sepsis, Questions About Timing and Mandates. JAMA. Published online July 19, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.7997
This article looks at how timing matters in the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis.
Computer weekly – 07 Jul 2017
NHS organisations in the Thames Valley are starting to build algorithms for severe sepsis into their electronic patient record systems, helping staff to treat those at high risk quickly.
Nursing Times June 6 2017
A team of “champions” is being enlisted across Morriston Hospital, as part of a new campaign highlighting sepsis that also includes mandatory training and an updated screening tool.
Royal College of Emergency Medicine May 2017
This audit report has shown the quality of care given to patients with severe sepsis and septic shock in emergency departments (EDs) has shown great improvement. Most EDs now have a sepsis lead (96%), a sepsis protocol (95%) and provide sepsis education (96%).
A checklist for parents and carers to enable them to monitor a child’s condition and:
• When to ask for help
• Where to go
• How to describe the symptoms
Critical Care Medicine 45(2), February 2017, p 241–252
This study investigates the impact of a quality improvement initiative for severe sepsis and septic shock focused on the resuscitation bundle on 90-day mortality. Furthermore, effects on compliance rates for antiinfective therapy within the recommended 1-hour interval are evaluated. The article concludes, that the continuous quality improvement initiative focused on the resuscitation bundle was associated with increased compliance and a persistent reduction in 90-day mortality over a 7.5-year period. Based on the observational study design, a causal relationship cannot be proven, and respective limitations need to be considered.
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