Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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