A Multimedia, Multidisciplinary Approach to Implementing an Early Sepsis Awareness and Treatment Plan

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151185
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Multimedia, Multidisciplinary Approach to Implementing an Early Sepsis Awareness and Treatment Plan
Abstract:
A Multimedia, Multidisciplinary Approach to Implementing an Early Sepsis Awareness and Treatment Plan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Pollard, Melissa Ann, RN, MS, ARNP, CCRN, CEN
P.I. Institution Name:Exeter Hospital
Title:Professional Development Specialist
Co-Authors:Deborah Aylard, MS, RN
[Evidence-based Practice Session - Paper or Poster Presentation] Sepsis is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Research has shown that improved survival comes with early recognition and initiation of aggressive treatment. Our group was initiated by ICU staff nurses interested in the research that in sepsis, nurses were the key to saving lives. We reviewed the literature and focused on the Institute for Healthcare "surviving sepsis" campaign. We utilized expertise from physicians, nurses, educators, pharmacists, and quality improvement to build our project. Included in the project was a nursing master's research project on nurse's confidence to recognize subtle early signs. From this, we developed a tool to screen patients for sepsis, a protocol for treatment to guide management, and an education plan that included presentations, interactive skits, posters, reference cards, and a music video to show at staff meetings. The project has been implemented, and further follow up education continues. Shortly after the education initiative began, we noted an increased awareness in staff, particularly on medical surgical floors, in asking for earlier transfers to ICU for more aggressive treatment. The positive feedback has surpassed our expectations.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Multimedia, Multidisciplinary Approach to Implementing an Early Sepsis Awareness and Treatment Planen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151185-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Multimedia, Multidisciplinary Approach to Implementing an Early Sepsis Awareness and Treatment Plan</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Pollard, Melissa Ann, RN, MS, ARNP, CCRN, CEN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Exeter Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professional Development Specialist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">msmpollard@aol.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Deborah Aylard, MS, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Practice Session - Paper or Poster Presentation] Sepsis is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Research has shown that improved survival comes with early recognition and initiation of aggressive treatment. Our group was initiated by ICU staff nurses interested in the research that in sepsis, nurses were the key to saving lives. We reviewed the literature and focused on the Institute for Healthcare &quot;surviving sepsis&quot; campaign. We utilized expertise from physicians, nurses, educators, pharmacists, and quality improvement to build our project. Included in the project was a nursing master's research project on nurse's confidence to recognize subtle early signs. From this, we developed a tool to screen patients for sepsis, a protocol for treatment to guide management, and an education plan that included presentations, interactive skits, posters, reference cards, and a music video to show at staff meetings. The project has been implemented, and further follow up education continues. Shortly after the education initiative began, we noted an increased awareness in staff, particularly on medical surgical floors, in asking for earlier transfers to ICU for more aggressive treatment. The positive feedback has surpassed our expectations.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:54:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:54:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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