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Patient Management

Recommendations

  • Establish a mechanism to prompt escalation of care within the facility and, when appropriate, to a higher level of care.
  • Develop a strategy for appropriate hand-offs and communication regarding the care of patients with sepsis.
  • Develop a strategy for reassessment of patients at regular intervals. 

Rationale

  • Sepsis care management is complex and involves communication across a multidisciplinary group.
  • Patients with sepsis can often go from mildly sick to critically ill in short duration of time.

Best practices:

Improving the ED-to-Inpatient transfer system at Tobey Hospital

– Tobey Hospital, Southcoast Health, Wareham

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Best practices:

A team-based response for patients with suspected sepsis

– Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

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