• Conference/Meeting
  • March 4-9, 2018

2018 Quality and Safety in Children's Health Conference

  • Concurrent
  • March 6, 2018
  • 01:15 PM - 02:00 PM

Sepsis Detection and Management in the Emergency Department Setting

Holly Clifton, MPH, Data Consultant, Seattle Children's
Jennifer Phillips, MPH, Senior Data Analyst, Seattle Children's

Summary: Seattle Children's Hospital's analytic community collaborated to create a sepsis datamart that identifies Emergency Department patients that may potentially develop sepsis and track them through the encounter. The hospital tapped into the organization’s common safety culture and applied error prevention tools to validate the data and analytics by a multidisciplinary team. 

Description: Detecting potential sepsis cases is vital to ensure proper treatment. To provide quality care of serious infections, the hospital's analytic community collaborated with clinicians to identify potential septic patients using electronic medical record data. The methods behind producing data queries to properly identify potential cases are multi-faceted and complex. This presentation will aim to share the methods of cultivating an Emergency Department and tracking them through inpatient care for potential sepsis development. Seattle Children’s Hospital will also describe pitfalls they encountered and how specific error prevention tools such as STAR, QVV, ARCC and SBAR were used when developing methods to identify patients and outcomes. 

Learning Objectives: 

• Describe methods and multi-faceted ways to identify potential septic shock cases.
• Show error prevention tools that are effective for cross-collaborative datamart creation and validation.

Session Recording

Sepsis Detection and Management in the Emergency Department Setting

Quick Reference

  • Datamarts can speed up information gathering and provide meaningful analytics for physicians to make good decisions for patients. Time: 6:20
  • CIS screening part of intake process, and the benefits of requiring screening tool reference. Time: 20:45