Sepsis and Shock Response Team: Impact of a Multidisciplinary Approach to Implementing Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines and Surviving the Process

Ami Grek, Sandra Booth, Emir Festic, Michael Maniaci, Ehsan Shirazi, Kristine Thompson, Angela Starbuck, Chad Mcree, James M Naessens, Pablo Moreno Franco

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Abstract

The Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines are designed to decrease mortality through consistent application of a 7-element bundle. This study evaluated the impact of improvement in bundle adherence using a time-series analysis of compliance with the bundle elements before and after interventions intended to improve the process, while also looking at hospital mortality. This article describes interventions used to improve bundle compliance and hospital mortality in patients admitted through the emergency department with sepsis, severe sepsis, or septic shock. Quality improvement methodology was used to develop high-impact interventions that led to dramatically improved adherence to the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines bundle. Improved performance was associated with a significant decrease in the in-hospital mortality of severe sepsis patients presenting to the emergency department.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)500-507
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Medical Quality
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017

Keywords

  • quality
  • sepsis
  • team

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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