Impact of a sepsis educational program on patient outcomes

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Educational programs have been demonstrated to improve compliance with these care bundles and survival among patients with severe sepsis and septic shock” Khawcharoenporn and Konsantad (2016).

Abstract:

Sepsis is a common disease contributing to significant mortality. Strategies including blood cultures before antibiotic therapy, early appropriate antibiotic therapy, early goal-directed therapy, acute respiratory distress syndrome and lung protective protocols, targeted blood glucose control and use of corticosteroid have been recommended for mortality reduction in patients with sepsis [1,2].

However, compliance with these sepsis care bundles was generally poor in much of Asian countries [3]. Educational programs have been demonstrated to improve compliance with these care bundles and survival among patients with severe sepsis and septic shock [4,5].

Reference:

Khawcharoenporn, T. and Konsantad, A. (2016) Impact of the educational program on outcomes among patients with sepsis hospitalized from the ED. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine. October 7th. [epub ahead of print].

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2016.10.017

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