Evaluating the implementation and outcomes of a sepsis pathway in the emergency department
Pourya Pouryahya, Natalie Guiney, Alastair Meyer, Neil Goldie
The New Zealand Medical Journal | NEW ZEALAND MEDICAL ASSOC | Published : 2020
AIM: Early recognition and timely management, including prompt administration of antibiotics, has been fundamental in improving the mortality related to sepsis. We aimed to study the effect of the Sepsis Pathway Programme, a set of guidelines for sepsis, on the recognition, early investigation and management of septic patients in the emergency department. METHODS: We conducted a comparative prospective cohort study of patients who presented with suspected sepsis pre- and post-implementation of the Sepsis Pathway. Patients where the Sepsis Pathway was used were identified and followed prospectively to analyse outcomes. This group was compared to a pre-intervention control group who were ident..View full abstract
Special thanks to all Casey Hospital emergency department team and Monash Health sepsis group for their support during this study.