Sepsis is defined as a systemic inflammatory response to the body in response to infection. The infecting pathogen triggers an overwhelming immune response causing widespread inflammation, micro-vascular blood clots and fluid shifts impairing blood flow and oxygenation to critical organs such as the brain, lungs, kidneys, and/or liver. When sepsis is not suspected or treated promptly, hypotension, organ damage and/or MODS may result.
I. Must be over 18 Years Old
II. Notify the receiving emergency department of a SEPSIS ALERT if the patient presents with AT LEAST TWO (2) of the following physiological criteria:
AND has a history of confirmed infection or history highly suggestive of infection including but not limited to:
III. Pre-hospital management of the SEPSIS/SEPTIC SHOCK patient will follow treatment protocol 2.19
Revised: 12/2016-07/18/2017 by T.Sheehan
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