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Sepsis bundle

Martin Carberry, John Harden
Early identification of patients with sepsis is key to the delivery of the sepsis 6 bundle including antibiotic therapy within an hour.[1-3] Demand versus capacity challenges in the Emergency Department (ED) led to delays in antibiotic and sepsis 6 delivery. An alerting tool was developed that provided criteria for Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) Paramedics to alert the ED of potential sepsis patients. Data from patients presenting to the ED prior to the alerting process commencing (n=50) and during alerting (n=50) were analysed, a questionnaire was used to ascertain feedback from all staff groups; nurses doctors, and paramedics (n=38)...
2016: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
Sarah Pinnington, Brigid Atterton, Sarah Ingleby
Severe sepsis is a clinical emergency. Despite the nationwide recognition of the sepsis six treatment bundle as the first line emergency treatment for this presentation, compliance in sepsis six provision remains inadequately low. The project goals were to improve compliance with the implementation of the Sepsis Six in patients with severe sepsis and/or septic shock. In improving timely care delivery it was anticipated improvements would be made in relation to patient safety and experience, and reductions in length of stay (LoS) and mortality...
2016: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
Julie C Fitzgerald, Scott L Weiss, Niranjan Kissoon
OBJECTIVE: To review important articles in the field of pediatric shock and pediatric septic shock published subsequent to the Fifth Edition of the Rogers' Textbook of Pediatric Intensive Care. DATA SOURCES: The U.S. National Library of Medicine PubMed ( was searched for combination of the term "pediatric" and the following terms: "sepsis, septic shock, shock, antibiotics, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and steroid." The abstract lists generated by these searches were screened for potential inclusion...
September 30, 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Emily L Aaronson, Michael R Filbin, David F M Brown, Kathy Tobin, Elizabeth A Mort
BACKGROUND: The release of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service's (CMS) latest quality measure, Severe Sepsis/Septic Shock Early Management Bundle (SEP-1), has intensified the long-standing debate over optimal care for severe sepsis and septic shock. Although the last decade of research has demonstrated the importance of comprehensive bundled care in conjunction with compliance mechanisms to reduce patient mortality, it is not clear that SEP-1 achieves this aim. The heterogeneous and often cryptic presentation of severe sepsis and septic shock, along with the multifaceted criteria for the definition of this clinical syndrome, pose a particular challenge for fitting requirements to this disease, and implementation could have unintended consequences...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Mathieu Jozwiak, Xavier Monnet, Jean-Louis Teboul
Sepsis bundles represent key elements of care regarding the diagnosis and treatment of patients with septic shock and allow ones to convert complex guidelines into meaningful changes in behavior. Sepsis bundles endorsed the early goal-directed therapy (EGDT) and their implementation resulted in an improved outcome of septic shock patients. They induced more consistent and timely application of evidence-based care and reduced practice variability. These benefits mainly depend on the compliance with sepsis bundles, highlighting the importance of dedicated performance improvement initiatives, such as multifaceted educational programs...
September 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
Christian S Scheer, Christian Fuchs, Sven-Olaf Kuhn, Marcus Vollmer, Sebastian Rehberg, Sigrun Friesecke, Peter Abel, Veronika Balau, Christoph Bandt, Konrad Meissner, Klaus Hahnenkamp, Matthias Gründling
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of a quality improvement initiative for severe sepsis and septic shock focused on the resuscitation bundle on 90-day mortality. Furthermore, effects on compliance rates for antiinfective therapy within the recommended 1-hour interval are evaluated. DESIGN: Prospective observational before-after cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary university hospital in Germany. PATIENTS: All adult medical and surgical ICU patients with severe sepsis and septic shock...
September 22, 2016: Critical Care Medicine
Je Eun Song, Moo Hyun Kim, Woo Yong Jeong, In Young Jung, Dong Hyun Oh, Yong Chan Kim, Eun Jin Kim, Su Jin Jeong, Nam Su Ku, June Myung Kim, Jun Yong Choi
BACKGROUND: Septic shock remains a leading cause of death, despite advances in critical care management. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) has reduced morbidity and mortality. This study evaluated risk factors for mortality in patients with septic shock who received treatment following the SSC bundles. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included patients with septic shock who received treatments following SSC bundles in an urban emergency department between November 2007 and November 2011...
September 2016: Infection & Chemotherapy
Juan C Mira, Lori F Gentile, Brittany J Mathias, Philip A Efron, Scott C Brakenridge, Alicia M Mohr, Frederick A Moore, Lyle L Moldawer
OBJECTIVES: To provide an appraisal of the evolving paradigms in the pathophysiology of sepsis and propose the evolution of a new phenotype of critically ill patients, its potential underlying mechanism, and its implications for the future of sepsis management and research. DESIGN: Literature search using PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Google Scholar. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Sepsis remains one of the most debilitating and expensive illnesses, and its prevalence is not declining...
September 14, 2016: Critical Care Medicine
Catarina Cardoso de Almeida, Susana Maria Saraiva Pissarra da Silva, Filipa Silveira Dias Flor de Lima Caldas de Oliveira, Maria Hercília Ferreira Guimarães Pereira Areias
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate nosocomial infections preventive bundle, implemented in April 2010 in Centro Hospitalar de São João (CHSJ) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) effectiveness. METHODS: Newborns admitted to level-III NICU of CHSJ, between 1 April 2007 and 31 March 2013, with sepsis as discharge diagnosis, were selected and divided into two periods (Period 1 and 2, before and after new preventive bundle introduction). Data from the two periods were compared...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
María Luisa Martínez, Ricard Ferrer, Eva Torrents, Raquel Guillamat-Prats, Gemma Gomà, David Suárez, Luis Álvarez-Rocha, Juan Carlos Pozo Laderas, Ignacio Martín-Loeches, Mitchell M Levy, Antonio Artigas
OBJECTIVES: Time to clearance of pathogens is probably critical to outcome in septic shock. Current guidelines recommend intervention for source control within 12 hours after diagnosis. We aimed to determine the epidemiology of source control in the management of sepsis and to analyze the impact of timing to source control on mortality. DESIGN: Prospective observational analysis of the Antibiotic Intervention in Severe Sepsis study, a Spanish national multicenter educational intervention to improve antibiotherapy in sepsis...
September 8, 2016: Critical Care Medicine
Tamara McColl, Mathieu Gatien, Lisa Calder, Krishan Yadav, Ryan Tam, Melody Ong, Monica Taljaard, Ian Stiell
BACKGROUND: In 2008-2009, the Canadian Institute for Health Information reported over 30,000 cases of sepsis hospitalizations in Canada, an increase of almost 4,000 from 2005. Mortality rates from severe sepsis and septic shock continue to remain greater than 30% in Canada and are significantly higher than other critical conditions treated in the emergency department (ED). Our group formed a multidisciplinary sepsis committee, conducted an ED process of care analysis, and developed a quality improvement protocol...
September 9, 2016: CJEM
C J McDonnell, C D Garciarena, R L Watkin, T M McHale, A McLoughlin, J Claes, P Verhamme, P M Cummins, S W Kerrigan
BACKGROUND: Vascular endothelial dysfunction with associated oedema and organ failure is one of the hallmarks of sepsis. While a large number of microorganisms can cause sepsis, Staphylococcus aureus is one of the primary etiological agents. Currently there are no approved specific treatments for sepsis and therefore the initial management bundle focuses on cardiorespiratory resuscitation and mitigation against the immediate threat of uncontrolled infection. The continuous emergence of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria urges the development of new therapeutic approaches for this disease...
September 8, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
Roni D Lane, Tomohiko Funai, Ron Reeder, Gitte Y Larsen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Septic shock impacts mortality, morbidity, and health care costs. A quality improvement (QI) initiative was launched to improve early recognition and timely treatment of patients with septic shock in a pediatric emergency department (PED). Our primary aim was to describe the longitudinal effectiveness of the program, iterative changes in clinical practice, and associated outcomes. METHODS: We implemented multiple interventions during our QI initiative (February 2007 to December 2014)...
September 7, 2016: Pediatrics
Federico Coccolini, Massimo Sartelli, Fausto Catena, Marco Ceresoli, Giulia Montori, Luca Ansaloni
BACKGROUND: Since the incorporation of the early hemodynamic resuscitation in septic shock according to the early goal-directed therapy (EGDT) protocol among the 6-hour resuscitation bundle of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines, a great debate has been raised about the issue. The present meta-analysis aims to determine whether the resuscitative phase really takes advantages by being performed with EGDT. METHODS: A systematic review with meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of EGDT versus usual care in patients with early septic shock was performed...
November 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Fiona Culligan
Sepsis is a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. Pathological changes in the circulation reduce the blood supply to major organs, causing them to fail. This may lead to death, therefore rapid recognition and treatment of sepsis is vital. Sepsis research has focused on patients in acute hospital settings. However, most cases of sepsis originate in the community, suggesting that the identification of sepsis and delivery of timely care is necessary before hospital admission...
August 31, 2016: Nursing Standard
Jonathan W Davis, David Odd, Sally Jary, Karen Luyt
OBJECTIVE: Very low birthweight (VLBW; <1500 g) infants with late-onset sepsis (LOS) have an increased risk of neurodisability. Care bundles to reduce bloodstream infections in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are effective in reducing LOS. Our aim was to determine if a sepsis reduction bundle introduced through a quality improvement project would impact neurodevelopmental outcomes in VLBW infants. DESIGN: Cohort study. SETTING: Level 3 regional NICU in the South West of England...
August 18, 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
Jennifer K Workman, Stefanie G Ames, Ron W Reeder, E Kent Korgenski, Susan M Masotti, Susan L Bratton, Gitte Y Larsen
OBJECTIVES: The Surviving Sepsis Campaign recommends rapid recognition and treatment of severe sepsis and septic shock. Few reports have evaluated the impact of these recommendations in pediatrics. We sought to determine if outcomes in patients who received initial care compliant with the Surviving Sepsis Campaign time goals differed from those treated more slowly. DESIGN: Single center retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Emergency department and PICU at an academic children's hospital...
October 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Michael P Thompson, Mathew J Reeves, Brittany L Bogan, Bruno DiGiovine, Patricia J Posa, Sam R Watson
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of a multi-ICU quality improvement collaborative implementing a protocol-based resuscitation bundle to treat septic shock patients. DESIGN: A difference-in-differences analysis compared patient outcomes in hospitals participating in the Michigan Health & Hospital Association Keystone Sepsis collaborative (n = 37) with noncollaborative hospitals (n = 50) pre- (2010-2011) and postimplementation (2012-2013). Collaborative hospitals were also stratified as high (n = 19) and low (n = 18) adherence based on their overall bundle adherence...
July 20, 2016: Critical Care Medicine
Shu-Ling Fan, Nancy S Miller, John Lee, Daniel G Remick
Sepsis is the host response to microbial pathogens resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. An accurate and timely diagnosis of sepsis allows prompt and appropriate treatment. This review discusses laboratory testing for sepsis because differentiating systemic inflammation from infection is challenging. Procalcitonin (PCT) is currently an FDA approved test to aid in the diagnosis of sepsis but with questionable efficacy. However, studies support the use of PCT for antibiotic de-escalation. Serial lactate measurements have been recommended for monitoring treatment efficacy as part of sepsis bundles...
September 1, 2016: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
Nicholas M Selby, Nitin V Kolhe
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common and is associated with poor patient outcomes, which in some cases appear associated with deficiencies in the provision of care. Care bundles (CBs) are a structured set of practices designed to improve the processes of care delivery and ultimately patient outcomes, and there have been some demonstrations of their utility in areas such as ventilator-associated pneumonia and in sepsis management. While there is a strong rationale for their use, the evidence base around AKI CBs is small but growing...
July 5, 2016: Nephron
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