Healthcare Risk Manager Shares Her Advice After Personally Surviving Sepsis

Sep 4, 2015 0 Comments in News by

At a minimum, a sepsis initiative should include:

  1. Education for all providers and staff on symptom recognition;
  2. Policies reflecting the clinical guidelines on immediate treatment;
  3. Sepsis response ‘crash carts’ with resources needed to start treatment;
  4. Facility-wide signage outlining the symptoms for ease of recognition by patient families and friends;
  5. Respect for the word – if someone says it, it needs to be considered;
  6. Community education to encourage early recognition and seeking prompt medical attention from the ER where treatment can begin; and
  7. Communicate with EMS personnel on symptoms as well as signs of decline during transport and
  8. “Say sepsis.  Then rule it out.”


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