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Timely Management of Pediatric Sepsis: A Quality Improvement Project
Background: Pediatric sepsis has a mortality rate of 10.6% which means approximately 7,950 children die annually (Scott et al., 2017; Balamuth et al., 2015;Paul, Neuman, Monuteaux, & Melendez, 2012). Studies indicate that ...
Sepsis Screening in Pediatric Patients: A Retrospective Chart Review in a Midwestern Pediatric Emergency Department
Sepsis affects 40,00 children a year, with a mortality rate of 4,500 annually. For hospitalized children sepsis lengthens hospital stays, increases the overall complexity of care, leads to increased cost, and leads to life ...