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Prioritize Sepsis Assessments in Your Overcrowded Emergency Department

HealthLeaders Media
By Christopher Cheney
April 29, 2019

Emergency department crowding leads to a significant increase in door-to-antibiotic time for septic patients, recent research shows.

On an annual basis, sepsis affects about 1.7 million American adults and the infection is linked to more than 250,000 deaths. Prompt administration of antibiotics is the standard of care for patients who have been identified with sepsis.