Run Time: 3 minutes
Author: Jared Scott M.D.
- Recent study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine as of January 2016 looking at the efficacy of a Sepsis Protocol in an Emergency Department.
- The looked at 180 patients before using the protocol and 180 patients after using the protocol. It was noted that the patients seen after the use of the protocol received a bolus of fluid an average of 31 minutes faster and antibiotics a full hour faster than before the use of the protocol.
- Sepsis is a time-sensitive diagnosis, so eliminating any time between the arrival of the patient to the ED and fluid and antibiotic therapy saves lives.
Link to Podcast: http://medicalminute.madewithopinion.com/sepsis-protocol/