3 Key Factors for an Effective Sepsis Performance Improvement Program

By |2022-09-13T03:23:01+00:00September 12th, 2022|Sepsis|

3 Key Factors for an Effective Sepsis Performance Improvement Program SUMMARYThere are several components to an effective sepsis performance improvement program.Having a sepsis performance improvement program in itself maybe more important than the specific content, there are a few mandatory components required for effectiveness.Including a large multidisciplinary clinical group is also essential

Hospital Cost of Sepsis Around the World

By |2022-08-31T05:47:14+00:00August 31st, 2022|Sepsis|

Hospital Cost of Sepsis Around the World SUMMARY Sepsis remains one of the costliest hospital conditions. Globally, average total hospital costs per patient varies greatly from €1,101 to €91,951. The healthcare budget by country spent of sepsis also varied dramatically based on % of GDP. REVIEW Despite being the most frequent and

3 Key Factors When Using Hospital Sepsis Discharge Data

By |2022-08-31T02:33:05+00:00August 6th, 2022|Sepsis|

3 Key Factors When Using Hospital Sepsis Discharge Data SUMMARYHospital discharge data is easy to obtain but may be misleading due to:Lack of clinical dataSubject to documentation limitationsVarious identification strategies have been developedConversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 has expanded sepsis coding options resulting in different incidence rates and patterns.REVIEWChan et al JACEP

Potential Value of Point-of-Care Testing in Improving Outpatient Sepsis

By |2022-07-14T08:18:22+00:00July 14th, 2022|Sepsis|

Potential Value of Point-of-Care Testing in Improving Outpatient Sepsis BACKGROUND General practitioners are typically the first health care provider assessing patients with acute infections. This applies to sepsis cases as well Most sepsis cases begin outside the hospital: 75% of all sepsis patients admitted to the hospital were at home 4

3 Greatest Barriers and Approaches to Sepsis Program Implementations

By |2022-06-14T10:03:17+00:00June 13th, 2022|Sepsis|

3 Greatest Barriers and Approaches to Sepsis Program Implementations SUMMARY Implementation of an effective sepsis program is both time consuming and complicated. Each institution poses its own unique challenges. Despite this wide heterogeneity, 3 major common themes are the cause of much difficulty and confusion. The key to success in sepsis program

Is Time to Antibiotics a Good Metric for Sepsis?

By |2022-05-23T08:55:15+00:00May 23rd, 2022|Sepsis|

Is Time to Antibiotics a Good Metric for Sepsis? SUMMARY Optimal antibiotic timing remains an actively debated topic. Sepsis is an extremely heterogeneous syndrome, therefore, with which characteristics do earlier antibiotic administration improve outcomes? A more nuanced process may be needed, rather than simply time to antibiotics.

Diagnostic Challenges in Sepsis

By |2022-05-03T10:04:18+00:00April 18th, 2022|Sepsis|

Diagnostic Challenges in Sepsis SUMMARY There remains no single tool to reliably identify sepsis. A variety of approaches exist as well as on the horizon in order to identify infection and sepsis. Identification must bridge the identification of infection with clinical assessment of the sepsis syndrome. BACKGROUND

Is a Modified quick SOFA Score the Next Big Thing?

By |2022-03-28T11:53:30+00:00March 28th, 2022|Sepsis|

Two Standards of Sepsis Care - The Nighttime Effect SUMMARYQuick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) has not provided the high predictive performance initially proposed.Modifications to qSOFA has been investigated as a way to improve performance, especially in the Emergency Department (ED).These simple modifications improve qSOFA, but greater analysis is needed to

Two Standards of Sepsis Care
The Nighttime Effect

By |2022-03-09T06:38:09+00:00March 7th, 2022|Sepsis|

Two Standards of Sepsis Care - The Nighttime Effect SUMMARY Services in most hospitals differ between day & night or weekend shifts. With clinical staff and hospital resources typically diminished during "off hours", there is increased risk of varying diagnosis, treatments and outcomes of various time sensitive conditions. Limited data indicates, sepsis

Sepsis on the Basis of Suspicion of Infection

By |2022-02-15T07:57:11+00:00February 14th, 2022|Sepsis|

Sepsis on the Basis of Suspicion of Infection SUMMARY A suspected or documented infection is required for the diagnosis of sepsis. The lack of a “gold standard” for sepsis diagnosis coupled with the delay of culture results increases the likelihood of including patients in the sepsis management pathway who do not actually

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