Category: Sepsis

The Surviving Sepsis Campaign – The Past, the Present and an Exciting Future

Guest Author: Craig Coopersmith MD, Professor of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine Sepsis is a devastating tragedy for a patient and family, but also an urgent public health problem. A person with sepsis is more likely to die from sepsis than a person who suffers a heart attack, stroke, or other major trauma. Read More >

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Everyone Has a Role in Sepsis Prevention

Dr. Denise Cardo

Author: Denise Cardo, MD Director of the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Sepsis is a life-threatening condition caused by the body’s overwhelming response to an infection – It is a medical emergency. Time matters! CDC’s Vital Signs report, Think Read More >

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Frontline Staff are Critical to the Success of Sepsis Care Improvement Efforts

M Doerfler MD

Guest Author: Martin E. Doerfler, MD SVP, Clinical Strategy and Development, Associate CMO Northwell Health Northwell Health has been focused on improving the care and outcomes of our patients with sepsis since 2008. Michael Dowling, our CEO, noticed that sepsis was the condition most commonly associated with inpatient mortality in our hospital system, so he Read More >

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A Nurse’s Personal Story of Sepsis and a Healthcare-associated Infection

Sherrie Dornberger

Guest Author: Sherrie Dornberger RN, GDCN, CADDCT, CDP, CDONA, FACDONA Executive Director, National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA) As a professional nurse turned patient, I have personally experienced the turmoil caused by poor healthcare delivery. I became a victim to a healthcare-associated infection (HAI), amongst other medical issues, while Read More >

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Harnessing Home Care in Early Sepsis Recognition

Al Cardillo Executive Vice President Home Care Association of New York State (HCA)

Guest Author: Al Cardillo Executive Vice President Home Care Association (HCA) of New York State Early recognition of potential sepsis symptoms, rapid referral for confirmatory diagnosis, and swift intervention are imperative to protect patients. Health system leaders and practitioners need to put protocols and practices in place to advance early recognition and intervention to save Read More >

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