Early Sepsis Protocol : A Huge Impact On Emergency Department

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Early Sepsis Protocol The early sepsis protocol has a huge impact on Emergency Department (ED) patients that are suspected of sepsis. The studies have shown that early recognition has a significant effect on the patient’s outcome. My paper will only analyze data collected in the critical care settings and focus mainly on the importance of early recognition of the signs and symptoms of sepsis to meet the three hour window treatment as recommended by the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC).
Importance to the Science of Nursing I believe it’s important to the Science of Nursing because early recognition will prevent organ dysfunction which can lead to death. In some cases, the SSC recommended Early Goal Directed Therapy (EGDT) based on patient presentation, vital sign and lab studies. The EGDT bundles consist of early Intravenous Fluid (IV) resuscitation and IV broad spectrum antibiotics should be given within three hours of serum lactate. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), it’s documented from 1999-2014, a total of 2,470,666 deaths were associated with sepsis (CDC, 2016). After reading the CDC fact sheet, my conclusion is that most of the sepsis cases that the EGDT bundle was not initiated on time (six hour compliance) due to early recognition of signs and symptoms presented upon arrival and the lack of communication between team members which delayed EGDT greater than six hour window. From the studies that I have read, the Surviving Sepsis Campaign

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