Severe Sepsis Tipsheet
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sepsis, which is often difficult to diagnose, is a medical emergency in which a quick response is critical. With mortality rates greater than those of heart attack or stroke, strategies for timely diagnosis of sepsis and appropriate interventions are imperative.
American Data Network has developed a set of straightforward checklists aimed at helping clinicians understand the defining criteria and suggested treatment protocols for Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock. These handy checklists can be downloaded, printed, laminated and posted for quick reference by hospital staff.