Expedite Triage for Patients at Highest Risk for Sepsis

Expedite Triage for Patients at Highest Risk for Sepsis

Teams partner to accelerate treatment for immunocompromised patients who arrive through the emergency department.
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Quick Takes

  • Decreased average door-to-antibiotic time by 20-40 minutes.
  • Zero whole system measure codes on the oncology unit. 
  • Zero hospital-acquired sepsis mortalities.

Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera, California, needed a process to expedite triage of patients with signs of severe sepsis and those who are immunocompromised or at high risk to develop sepsis. The organization wanted to quickly treat these patients to decrease environmental exposure and door-to-antibiotic time while increasing patient and family satisfaction.

About Sepsis

Sepsis is a leading cause of death in hospitalized children, and children’s hospitals are dedicated to improving outcomes through collaboration, early identification and timely treatment.

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