My co-worker showed me this website last week that graphed how the number of deaths r/t sepsis is increasing and becoming just as high as those r/t MI's. (I wish I would have written down the site, but I didn't.)
Where I'm at, we don't have a set protocol for septic pts like we do for pts with MI's, CHF, PNE. For ex, for a MI pt, we have a protocol for aspirin, beta blocker, ACE/ARB at discharge, etc... (something called "core measures")
And I've only had a few septic pts (still a new grad), but I haven't noticed a "trend" or protocol that the docs might go by.
Do any of you have such a thing?
Although I know every pt has a unique situation in one way or another, are there things you can just expect to be done w/ septic pts that are universal?
Thanks in advance