TITLE

Development and Implementation of a Multidisciplinary Sepsis Protocol

AUTHOR(S)
Picard, Kathy M.; O'Donoghue, Sharon C.; Young-Kershaw, Duane A.; Russell, Kristin J.
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Jun2006, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p43
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on sepsis, a complex condition characterized by hematological alterations and a profound inflammatory response to an infection or injury. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranks septicemia as the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. as of June 2006. Physicians and nurses from the emergency department and surgical and medical ICU at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center created the Multiple Urgent Sepsis Protocol, which incorporates early goal-directed therapy.
ACCESSION #
20929281

 

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