Sepsis Management Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Sepsis is a common complication of infection that often leads to lengthy hospitalizations and a high risk of death. Early diagnosis of sepsis and prompt treatment with antibiotics can reduce mortality and support improved outcomes.
The featured Innovations describe two programs in California and Delaware that achieved significant reductions in sepsis mortality by supporting timely identification and treatment of patients with the condition.
The featured QualityTools describe two toolkits designed to improve clinical management and reduce mortality in patients with sepsis.
Also in This Issue:
- Community Partnerships and Provider Training Increase Service Capacity and Access to Long-Term Treatment for Individuals With Heroin Addiction
- Family Violence Prevention Program Significantly Improves Ability to Identify and Facilitate Treatment for Patients Affected by Domestic Violence
- Electronic Hand Hygiene Monitoring System Significantly Reduces Health Care–Associated Infections