Journal Article

Reductions in sepsis mortality and costs after design and implementation of a nurse-based early recognition and response program.

Jones SL; Ashton CM; Kiehne L; Gigliotti E; Bell-Gordon C; Disbot M; Masud F; Shirkey BA; Wray NP.

A protocolized early warning system to improve sepsis recognition and management was associated with a decrease in sepsis-related inpatient mortality. The protocol emphasized early recognition by nurses and escalation of care by a nurse practitioner when indicated. An AHRQ WebM&M commentary describes common errors in the early management of sepsis.