About Erkan Hassan, PharmD

Erkan has over 20 years’ experience solving clinical challenges and improving patient-centered outcomes by using evidence-based clinical data to create innovative, intelligent healthcare systems. This consists of proactive clinical surveillance, streamlining workflows, measuring and reporting outcomes.

Sepsis Mortality Based on Origin of Source

By |2022-11-03T06:17:48+00:00November 3rd, 2022|Sepsis|

Sepsis Mortality Based on Origin of Source SUMMARY Sepsis sources of infection come from a variety of origins. Source control is a major determinant affecting outcomes in patients with sepsis. The source of the sepsis origin may partially contribute to varying mortality rates. Infection source should be considered in sepsis

Source Control in the Management of Sepsis

By |2022-09-29T13:40:38+00:00September 29th, 2022|Sepsis|

Source Control in the Management of Sepsis SUMMARY Source control is a major determinant affecting outcomes in patients with sepsis. The need for source control should be linked into the diagnostic process of sepsis patients. Source control should be considered in every sepsis patient, but it may not be necessary to control

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

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