AHRQ’s Health Care Innovations Exchange Focuses on Sepsis Management
The August 1 issue of AHRQ’s Health Care Innovations Exchange features profiles of programs in California and Delaware that achieved significant reductions in sepsis mortality by supporting timely identification and treatment. One program, a collaborative run by the Integrated Nurse Leadership Program at the University of San Francisco, focused on reducing deaths from sepsis at nine hospitals. Participating clinicians generally adopted four approaches: screening of all patients for sepsis, rapid workup to confirm the diagnosis, prompt initiation of appropriate treatment, and ongoing monitoring. The program resulted in significant reductions in mortality and a positive return on investment. Select to read more innovation profiles related to sepsis management on AHRQ’s Innovations Exchange Web site, which contains more than 700 searchable innovations and 1,500 QualityTools.
AHRQ Innovations Exchange | Nine-Hospital Collaborative Uses Patient Screening Criteria, Fast-Track Diagnosis, and Treatment Protocols to Reduce Sepsis Mortality by More Than 50 Percent