Effect of the mEWS Alert System on Sepsis Treatment

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Identifier 033_EBP2016_poster_UNGRICHT
Title Effect of the mEWS Alert System on Sepsis Treatment
Creator Emilie Ungricht; Devin J. Horton, MD; Kencee K. Graves, MD
Description Sepsis is a suspected infection accompanied by a systemic inflammatory response. A systemic inflammatory response includes at least two of the following: an elevated heart rate, elevated temperature, elevated respiratory rate, or change in blood leukocyte count. Severe sepsis, in addition to the sepsis criteria, also includes organ failure. Septic shock is sepsis with hypotension that is not responsive to IV fluid resuscitation. The Surviving Sepsis Guidelines state that sepsis needs to be treated within three hours with a bundle of interventions: blood cultures, then broad spectrum antibiotics, serum lactic acid, and 30 ml/kg of IV fluids if appropriate.
Subject Sepsis; mEWS
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2016
Date Digital 2016
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6c57zbc
Relation is Part of 2016 Evidence Based Practice Posters
Format application/pdf
Setname ehsl_ebp
Date Created 2019-02-05
Date Modified 2019-07-09
ID 1399470
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6c57zbc
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