Septicemia

Innovations

Multihospital System Uses Proactive Screening, Algorithms, and Tools To Improve Sepsis Care, Leading to More Appropriate Care and Better Outcomes 05/29/12

Kaiser Permanente–Northern California has a comprehensive program used by the region's 21 medical centers to reduce mortality from sepsis by focusing on early diagnosis and timely initiation of...

Nine-Hospital Collaborative Uses Patient Screening Criteria, Fast-Track Diagnosis, and Treatment Protocols To Reduce Sepsis Mortality by Approximately 50 Percent 03/21/12

The University of California, San Francisco's Integrated Nurse Leadership Program ran a 22-month collaborative involving nine hospitals that focused on reducing deaths from sepsis. Although...

Protocols, Task Specialization, and Case Reviews Virtually Eliminate Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 07/09/11

The newborn intensive care unit at The Children's Hospital at Providence Alaska Medical Center modified and adopted comprehensive protocols and practices and instituted task specialization and...

Emergency Department Protocol Leads to Faster Identification and Treatment of Pediatric Patients With Sepsis 04/10/11

Clinicians at Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, TX, use a protocol that outlines how emergency department personnel should monitor and treat children with...

Coaching Supports Care Process Change, Improving Sepsis, Nurse Turnover, and Fall Rates 12/09/08

Hospital-based coaches at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital assist nurses in developing process improvement projects to enhance geriatric care, including an early sepsis recognition program and...

QualityTools

Universal ICU Decolonization: An Enhanced Protocol 11/05/13

The Universal Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Decolonization Protocol combines a comprehensive implementation readiness assessment with scientific rationale and training tools for implementation of a universal decolonization strategy to reduce...

Surviving Sepsis Campaign 09/26/13

The Surviving Sepsis Campaign has developed a suite of tools to help hospitals reduce mortality due to sepsis and to guide efforts to improve sepsis-related performance. In addition, other organizations have developed tools in the course of their...

Severe Sepsis Practice Alert and Tools 07/13/12

This Practice Alert from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) provides brief, vital instructions to improve management and prevent mortality in patients with severe sepsis. AACN Practice Alerts TM are short...

Hospital Performance Report 2006: 31 Common Medical Procedures and Treatments 12/17/07

This report provides data on inpatient hospital discharges for all Pennsylvania general and most specialty acute care hospitals, regardless of bed size. The information is hospital-specific and is presented in three regional versions (Western,...

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