Evaluation of Risk Adjustment on Hospital Sepsis Mortality

By |2021-06-24T07:35:41+00:00October 16th, 2020|Sepsis|

Evaluation of Risk Adjustment on Hospital Sepsis Mortality SUMMARY The lack of a validated sepsis risk adjustment tool does not allow for a comparison of clinical outcomes across sites. Risk adjustment allows the evaluation of additional improvements such as identifying best practices, areas for improvement. A recent risk adjustment tool has been validated which

Association Between Temperature and Sepsis Mortality

By |2021-06-24T07:35:54+00:00October 1st, 2020|Sepsis|

Association Between Temperature and Sepsis Mortality SUMMARY Temperature is an important determinant in sepsis patients. Hyperthermia is not the sole factor impacting outcomes. Hypothermia as well as normothermia contribute to poorer outcomes and need to be considered in any clinical assessment. BACKGROUND Body temperature (Bt) is a frequently measured integral vital sign. An ele

The Impact of Nursing Resources on Sepsis Outcomes

By |2021-06-24T07:36:06+00:00September 10th, 2020|Sepsis|

The Impact of Nursing Resources on Sepsis Outcomes SUMMARY Nurses play an important role in effective sepsis identification and management. The level of nursing resources varies across hospitals, with better resourced hospitals demonstrating improved clinical and economic sepsis outcomes. System level attention to nursing resource levels in sepsis should be evaluated. BACKGROUND Nurses have

The Uncertain Optimal Time for Antibiotics in Sepsis

By |2021-06-24T07:36:20+00:00August 27th, 2020|Sepsis|

The Uncertain Optimal Time for Antibiotics in Sepsis SUMMARY Most sepsis treatment protocols call for antibiotic administration as soon as possible. This practice may benefit patients with septic shock, it may be detrimental for those without shock. Forcing clinicians to sacrifice diagnostic accuracy for speed, may result in the overuse of antibiotics. BACKGROUND Advantages

Sepsis-2 vs Sepsis-3: The One Size Fits All Approach is Over

By |2021-06-24T07:36:33+00:00August 10th, 2020|Sepsis|

Sepsis-2 vs Sepsis-3: The One Size Fits All Approach is Over Summary There is no gold stand definition for sepsis. Sepsis-2 definition captures a high level of inflammation, whereas Sepsis-3 definition is associated with a higher risk of death. Most ICU patients with infection meet both Sepsis-2 and Sepsis-3 definitions Better criteria are needed

Mortality with Early vs Late Renal Therapy in Sepsis Associated Acute Kidney Injury

By |2021-06-24T07:36:45+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Sepsis|

Mortality with Early vs Late Renal Therapy in Sepsis Associated Acute Kidney Injury Summary Sepsis is the leading cause of acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill patients. Timing of renal replacement therapy (RRT) has produced inconsistent results due to poor study designs and inconsistent definitions. Early identification and intervention may improve mortality from

3 Critical Success Factors for Sepsis Screening Tools

By |2021-06-24T07:28:37+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Sepsis|

3 Critical Success Factors for Sepsis Screening Tools Background The key goals of a comprehensive sepsis program are early identification and early appropriate interventions. Electronic health records provide the opportunity to embed digital screening tools to alert clinicians for early identification of sepsis. A number of sepsis screening tools are available and range from

Incidence of Sepsis in Hospitalized Patients

By |2021-06-24T07:29:19+00:00June 4th, 2020|Sepsis|

Incidence of Sepsis in Hospitalized Patients Summary Sepsis positive patients account for approximately 5 – 10% of hospitalized patients Location of sepsis patients within the hospital varies based on severity of the sepsis disease state, with approximately 50% of patients are admitted to the ICU The majority of patients have sepsis present on admission

Sepsis Survivors Hospital Readmission Rates

By |2021-06-24T07:29:45+00:00May 11th, 2020|Sepsis|

Sepsis Survivors Hospital Readmission Rates Background Hospital readmissions are common and have far reaching human and financial implications. Little is known about hospital readmission rates following sepsis episodes, as well as risk factors predisposing sepsis survivors to readmission and costs. Existing data consists of individual studies and literature reviews. Consistencies in this data includes:

Can Biomarkers Aid in Sepsis as a Diagnostic and Prognostic Tool?

By |2021-06-24T07:30:22+00:00April 23rd, 2020|Sepsis|

Can Biomarkers Aid in Sepsis as a Diagnostic and Prognostic Tool? One of the areas which has hampered our overall approach to sepsis is the lack of a gold standard for the diagnosis of sepsis. In addition, traditional culture methods are time-consuming and often times do not reveal a causative microorganism. Reliance of cultures

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