Symptoms And Diagnosis Of Sepsis

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With sepsis becoming a growing concern with each passing day, we must develop new ways to combat it aggressively. With EMS becoming a more advanced, educated, and integral member of the health care team; there must be an inclusion of them into the early and advanced treatment of sepsis. According to a research team in the Netherlands 3.3 out of every 100 patients encountered by EMS in the United States have severe sepsis diagnoses, compared to only 2.3 per 100 for myocardial infarction and 2.2 per 100 for stroke (Van der Wekken et al., 2016). This is massive considering it is not considered a time critical diagnosis like myocardial infarction and stroke already are. The Revised Sepsis Syndrome Classification and Prehospital Sepsis Alert Score are the potential solution to these issues and look to increase rapid recognition, advanced treatment, and decrease mortality from this destructive and aggressive pathological process.

Research Proposal: Prehospital Sepsis Score and Alert Protocol For Early Detection and Treatment of Sepsis and Septic Shock
INTRODUCTION
Sepsis has become the newest major threat to health in not only the United States, but worldwide. With the progression of bacterial infections becoming more resistant to antibiotics because of inappropriate and incomplete treatment, stronger, more resistant, and more dangerous “superbugs” have begun to emerge. An aging population with a multitude of comorbidities, and the rise in immunosuppressed populations
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