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Sepsis Australian triage score

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By Dr Faisal Aijaz Emergency medicine Registrar.
Diane J Chamberlain, Eileen Willis, Robyn Clark, Genevieve Brideson
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the accuracy and validity of the Australasian Triage Scale (ATS) as a tool to identify and manage in a timely manner the deteriorating patient with severe sepsis. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study conducted in five sites of adult patients. Keywords and physiological vital signs data from triage documentation were analysed for the 'identified' status compared with confirmed diagnosis of severe sepsis after admission to the intensive care unit...
September 2015: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
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