Colorado: Sepsis initiative implemented at UCHealth

MartinaMartina Administrator admin
edited October 2017 in Sepsis

In 2016, 10% of patients with sepsis at Denver-based UCHealth died from the condition (Modern Healthcare). The system conducted a study of sepsis patients and found that it was taking too long to get them the antibiotics they needed to stop the infection before it became life-threatening. Antibiotics should be administered within three hours of a patient presenting with signs of sepsis - at UCHealth, patients often waited three hours or longer. Some of the strategies implemented: An alert in the EHR that signals when a patient might be septic; The formation of a team of caregivers designated to speed the diagnosis and prevention of sepsis....

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