Community champions promote screening culture shift among emergency departments.
Advocate Health Care is the 10th largest health system in the U.S., with its eight community sites receiving about 62,000 pediatric emergency department (ED) visits per year. Advocate Children's Hospital, Oak Lawn, Illinois, is the main children's hospital in the system, and it alone handles about the same number of ED visits.
Many smaller sites in the system had existing adult sepsis screening practices.
The team at Advocate Children's wanted to ensure pediatric sepsis screening was also taking place across all sites and to standardize sepsis practices throughout the health system.