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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, et al. Reductions in Sepsis Mortality and Costs After Design and Implementation of a Nurse-Based Early Recognition and Response Program. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2015;41(11):483-491. doi:10.1016/s1553-7250(15)41063-3

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November 11, 2015
Jones SL, Ashton CM, Kiehne L, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2015;41(11):483-91.

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.

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Jones SL, Ashton CM, Kiehne L, et al. Reductions in Sepsis Mortality and Costs After Design and Implementation of a Nurse-Based Early Recognition and Response Program. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2015;41(11):483-491. doi:10.1016/s1553-7250(15)41063-3