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PROTOCOL BASED SCREENING TOOLS TO IDENTIFY SEPSIS PATIENTS TRANSPORTED BY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

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Date Issued:
2017
Abstract/Description:
Sepsis is a complicated disorder in which an infection has reached the bloodstream and caused a cascade of events that in time will lead to death. Interventions aimed at identifying sepsis early in its progression are imperative to stopping the process. The purpose of this study is to examine the current state of the literature regarding sepsis screening tools utilized by emergency medical services. A literature review exploring the various tools in place was conducted to see their value in predicting sepsis and secondary what the initiation of a sepsis alert has on the patients' outcome. Results found included that sepsis screening tools when in place decrease time to identification, decrease time to antibiotics, increase amount of fluid administration, and overall reduce hospital stay and mortality rate. With these findings educational training for EMS providers and the introduction of generalized protocols are of the upmost importance. Further research is needed to be done to create a consistent tool to be used by all EMS agencies that has a validated predictive value of sepsis.
Title: PROTOCOL BASED SCREENING TOOLS TO IDENTIFY SEPSIS PATIENTS TRANSPORTED BY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.
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Name(s): Moser, Isaiah, Author
Talbert, Steven, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2017
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Sepsis is a complicated disorder in which an infection has reached the bloodstream and caused a cascade of events that in time will lead to death. Interventions aimed at identifying sepsis early in its progression are imperative to stopping the process. The purpose of this study is to examine the current state of the literature regarding sepsis screening tools utilized by emergency medical services. A literature review exploring the various tools in place was conducted to see their value in predicting sepsis and secondary what the initiation of a sepsis alert has on the patients' outcome. Results found included that sepsis screening tools when in place decrease time to identification, decrease time to antibiotics, increase amount of fluid administration, and overall reduce hospital stay and mortality rate. With these findings educational training for EMS providers and the introduction of generalized protocols are of the upmost importance. Further research is needed to be done to create a consistent tool to be used by all EMS agencies that has a validated predictive value of sepsis.
Identifier: CFH2000155 (IID), ucf:46061 (fedora)
Note(s): 2017-05-01
B.S.N.
College of Nursing,
Bachelors
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Subject(s): sepsis
emergency medical services
ems
paramedic
identification
infection
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH2000155
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Host Institution: UCF

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