Podcast #107: Sepsis Protocol

sepsis2Run Time:  3 minutes

Author: Jared Scott M.D.

Educational Pearls:

  • 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/

References:  http://www.ajemjournal.com/article/S0735-6757(15)00707-X/abstract

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