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Debunking unsound research and increasing hospital collaboration to improve outcomes
Update your understanding of the role of antibiotics, fluid administration and coordination of clinical care
Researchers, clinicians at UC San Diego Health used “COMPOSER” with over 100,000 digital records of sepsis patients, to calculate a lower mortality rate
Montgomery County Hospital District shares their findings trialing carotid ultrasound during CPR to enhance cardiac arrest response
Real-world, practical methods for identification, assessment and field treatment of life-threatening sepsis
Providers are able to choose from 45 different training simulations; the most requested topic is sepsis, the unit’s executive director said
Warning signs and a checklist for evaluating patients after a lift assist
In this episode of Inside EMS, our co-hosts discuss an article by Jonathan Lee about prehospital vasopressors and their increasing use in EMS
Know the difference between septic shock and cardiogenic shock and how to treat both in the field
In this episode learn the 5 diagnoses for altered mental status that can kill your patient emergently
In some cases, our medical monitoring equipment alert is the precursor to a rapidly deteriorating patient who appears normal
EMS providers have a key role in initial emergency care for pediatric patients with sepsis
Follow these EMS tips to measure mean arterial pressure, monitor sepsis, rule out DKA and ensure high-quality CPR
In this episode, our co-hosts welcome Medtronic’s Holly Stewart, who explains the history of capnography and offers insight into its use for DKA and sepsis monitoring
In the coming years, EMS will be engaged in even more efforts to triage patients in the field to route them to the most appropriate hospitals
Design your training scenario to include increasingly complicated sepsis symptoms to test EMS providers’ differential diagnosis skills
In 20-25% of cases, stroke symptoms and signs represent a stroke mimic, such as hypoglycemia, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis or infection
Our co-hosts sit down with award-winning speaker and author Rommie Duckworth, who explains how to diagnose, treat and manage septic patients
Allina Health started re-examining sepsis in 2014 after learning that the condition was three times more lethal than strokes and heart attacks
Harness a passion for care to identify improvement opportunities in clinical specialty areas and propose change
Jessica Holbrook’s family is campaigning to raise awareness of sepsis after Holbrook died five days after she had a sore throat and a cough
Tom Laumann was diagnosed with pneumonia with sepsis after suffering back spasms and a dry cough and became unable to breathe
A federal report found that care related to sepsis was the most common reason given for transfers of nursing home residents to hospitals