Study shows sepsis bundle reduces mortality in the ED

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

March 19, 2014

In 2011, some of the hospitals within Adventist Health System (AHS), headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Fla., embarked on mortality reviews for patients in their EDs—and didn’t like what they saw.
 
AHS administrators knew they weren’t alone. Sepsis has been a major contributor to patient deaths in recent years. Studies have shown that sepsis occurs in more than 750,000 U.S. patients annually and contributes to more than 210,000 deaths.
 
With this in mind, AHS set out to lower sepsis rates, says Paul Garrett, MD, the system’s senior medical director for evidence-based practice.
 
This is an excerpt from an article in the March issue of Patient Safety Monitor Journal. Visit here to log in or subscribe.