The Sepsis Resource Center provides hospitals, nurses and physicians access to a range of resources from across the Wolters Kluwer expert community on topics related to sepsis detection and treatment and the potential causes.
The Surviving Sepsis Campaign Bundle: article 2018 Update asks that clinical staff respond within one hour to indications that a patient has severe sepsis or septic shock. Bedside nurses, who have the most immediate and up-to-date understanding of their patients’ conditions, are critical to making informed, collaborative decisions about when and how to implement sepsis treatment bundles. Yet many don’t have the most current, evidence-based information about sepsis detection and treatment.
A research letter published in a 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) addressed a common misperception that sepsis – which accounts for between 20-30% of all hospital deaths in the US each year – is a short-term condition that is fully resolved once a patient is discharged from the hospital. It is not. In fact, sepsis accounts for more than 12% of all hospital readmissions.
Hospitals continue to struggle to identify sepsis early enough for effective treatment and now sepsis performance of hospitals are posted online. The challenges are numerous: there is no single test for the condition, diagnosis demands complex clinical judgment and experts disagree about what combination of clinical information should spark implementation of sepsis treatment bundles. Find out what can advance progress.
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