Sepsis can send a child to the brink of death within hours. A new coalition of hospitals is fighting back

STATnews –

A coalition of US hospitals are launching an all-out campaign against sepsis. The coalition have agreed to implement diagnostic and treatment protocols developed by clinical experts. For example, they will screen all patients who show any signs that could be associated with sepsis and treat potential cases with quick infusions of antibiotics and IV fluids. Data will be collated in hopes of identifying best practices.

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Improving sepsis management in a community hospital

Academy of Fabulous Stuff 23rd April 2017

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust Crawley Hospital devised a teaching session for their Community Hospital Wards, covering identification of Sepsis including National Early Warning Score (NEWS), Sepsis Pathway implementation, and SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, and Response) which is used as a guide to handing over between services including to Paramedic Crews.

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Sepsis and Septic Shock: Current Treatment Strategies and New Approaches

The Eurasian Journal of Medicine. 2017 Feb;49(1):53-58

Many studies have been conducted on sepsis that cause shock, multiorgan dysfunction, and organ failure by especially leading to hemodynamic changes. In sepsis, increasing antibiotic resistance and medicine-resistant hemodynamic changes have resulted in further research on new treatment modalities in addition to classical treatments. In the last decade, the sepsis physiopathology has been elucidated. Various therapeutic agents have been used in addition to antibiotherapy, but no satisfactory results have been obtained. This review summarizes the sepsis pathophysiology, current treatment protocols, and new approaches.

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Sepsis and Invasive Devices

Sepsis Alliance April 2017

Invasive devices such as intravenous lines (IVs) and urinary catheters are necessary tools to help treat people who are ill. Commonplace in most healthcare facilities and even used at home, these devices are also often taken for granted by the people who use them. Unfortunately, whenever an invasive device is used, there is a potential for infection, including healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs), which can lead to sepsis.

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