blood cell background thumbnailImplementation of a whole of hospital sepis clinical pathway in a cancer hospital: impact on sepsis management, outcomes and costs

Peter MacCallum quality improvement project to identify barriers to manage sepsis devised, & to implement a hospital-wide clinical sepsis pathway. The process included establishing a multidisciplinary sepsis working party, process mapping of practices for recognition and management of sepsis, development and implementation of a clinical pathway document that supported nurse-initiated sepsis care, prompt antibiotic and fluid resuscitation. The project was evaluated using process and outcome measures for patients with sepsis were collected pre- and post-implementation. The results from 323 patients showed that time to antibiotics was halved (55 vs 110 min, p<0.05) and that patients with sepsis had lower rates of intensive care unit admission (17.1% vs 35.5%), post-sepsis length of stay (7.5 vs 9.9 days), and sepsis-related mortality (5.0% vs 16.2%) (all p<0.05).

Published in BMJ Open Quality, 2018; 7(3) 6 July  Click Here to access via: RMH, RWH, PMCC




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  Journal Title Vol Issue Month Date Year Date Received
1 Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica 97 (07) July   2018 13/07/2018
2 American Journal of Perinatology 35 (07) June   2018 13/07/2018
3 ANZ Journal of Surgery -- Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 88 (06) June   2018 13/07/2018
4 BMJ: British Medical Journal (Academic edition) 4 (06) June   2018 13/07/2018
5 Choice     July   2018 13/07/2018
6 Critical Care Medicine 46 (04) April   2018 13/07/2018
7 Intensive Care Medicine 44 (02) February   2018 13/07/2018
8 Journal of Clinical Oncology 36 (18) June 20th 2018 13/07/2018
9 Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 79 (01) Jan/Feb   2018 13/07/2018
10 Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 111 (05) May   2018 13/07/2018
11 Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis 16 (03) March   2018 13/07/2018
12 Neonatal Intensive Care 31 (03) Summer   2018 13/07/2018


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