Time: 04:20PM – 04:40PM
Topic: Improving Sepsis Outcomes through a Quality Improvement Initiative Focused on Protocol-Driven Fluid Management
Brief Presentation Description:
One key element of the Septic Shock Early Management Bundle is a timely and effective use of IV fluids.
Despite meeting other recommendations set out in the sepsis bundles, fall-outs associated with fluid resuscitation are commonly associated with the inadequate fluid administered or the failure to perform and document a fluid re-assessment within the recommended time.
We will look at sepsis quality improvement program, based on lean methodology, which was designed to evaluate the effect of focused clinical education, close scrutiny of compliance to evidence-based guidelines, and protocolized fluid management on ICU length of stay, need for mechanical ventilation, need to initiate renal replacement therapy, Septic Shock 6-hr bundle compliance, and associated costs for patients admitted through the ED with severe sepsis and septic shock.
Presenters: Jennifer Clarke, RN, BSN and Morris Nguyen, MBA, CSSBB