Implementation of guidelines for sepsis management in emergency departments: A systematic review.
Yasmin Sungkar, Julie Considine, Anastasia Hutchinson
Australas Emerg Care | Published : 2018
INTRODUCTION: Timely, evidence-based emergency care for sepsis saves lives. The primary aim of this systematic review was to examine the effect of implementation of guidelines for the ED management of sepsis on time to antibiotic administration. Secondary aims were to examine changes in evidence-based sepsis care and patient outcomes. METHOD: In August 2018, we performed a systematic literature review of English language publications from 1st January 2002 and 31st July 2018 indexed in a number of academic databases using search terms related to sepsis, emergency care, guidelines and evidence-based practice. RESULTS: Twenty-four studies were included for analysis: all used longitudinal repeat..View full abstract