Monday, 24 September 2012

Sepsis Kills : Improving the Recognition and Management of Severe Infection and Sepsis Program

The joint Agency for Clinical Innovation and Clinical Excellence Commission Severe Infection and Sepsis Project is working to reduce preventable harm to patients through improved recognition and management of severe infection and sepsis in Emergency Departments and inpatient wards throughout NSW.

Key elements of the improvement initiative are:

*Recognition of risk factors, signs and symptoms of sepsis
*Resuscitation with rapid intravenous fluids and administration of antibiotics within the first hour of diagnosis of sepsis
*Referral to appropriate senior clinicians and teams and retrieval if appropriate

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