Tag: sepsis

Intervening in Sepsis: Can Nurses Do More?

Updated guidelines may help nurses identify sepsis quicker and treat it more efficiently Consider a scenario that is all too familiar: You arrive for your regular shift in the medical intensive care unit (MICU). One of your patients is a previously healthy, 45-year-old female…

Reducing Sepsis Mortality

A strategic systemwide initiative reduced patient mortality by more than 60% Sepsis is a life-threatening condition defined as a systemic inflammatory response to infection. Without early recognition and prompt treatment, a patient with sepsis will decline and proceed through the sepsis continuum. This includes deterioration…

Responding to Sepsis

Sutter Health speeds up response times and lowers mortality  Sutter Health in Northern California knew sepsis was a concern. Of the patients who died in its hospitals, 48% had some kind of sepsis, the No. 1 killer of hospital inpatients in this country (Sutter…

Early Intervention for Sepsis

The Rapid Response/Sepsis Innovations Team at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., consists of nurses, physicians, and information systems specialists who are part of MI2, our Corporate Innovations group. By providing a better way to identify, qualify and quantify patients who are in…

Surviving Sepsis

Sepsis is a major threat to hospitalized patients. As the leading cause of hospital mortality, medical professionals need to be on alert for the signs of sepsis. At Baylor University Hospital in Dallas, a nurse-driven sepsis protocol has made major strides in reducing sepsis…

Recognizing Sepsis

A life-threatening complication of an infection, sepsis can happen to anyone. Like 12-year-old Rory Staunton, who received a minor cut on his arm in gym class and died four days later in the ICU from severe septic shock brought on by an unnoticed bloodstream…

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