6 recent stories, studies on sepsis

Here are six stories and studies on sepsis that have been covered by Becker's Hospital Review in the last four months, beginning with the most recent.


1. Though it is not discussed as often, readmission rates from severe sepsis are along the lines of readmissions from more commonly discussed conditions like heart failure and pneumonia, a study found.

2. Scientists at Stanford University found that a blood test can shorten the time it takes to identify sepsis in patients form three days to less than one hour.

3. A forum article published in BMC Medicine discusses the importance of early sepsis recognition and lists six strategies to get there.

4. Currently, there are only 11 hospitals in the country that have earned The Joint Commission's certification in sepsis treatment.

5. Three-quarters of hospital-reported patient safety events were concentrated within four patient safety indicators, and those four patient safety events occur most often in seven procedures or conditions, including sepsis.

6. Wolters Kluwer Health beta launched its new app aimed at reducing costs and mortalities associated with sepsis.

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