• Sepsis: a need for prehospital intervention?

    by Alan Batt. Last modified: 24/02/14

     
    Robson W1, Nutbeam T, Daniels R. Sepsis: a need for prehospital intervention? Emerg Med J. 2009 Jul;26(7):535-8. PMID: 19546282.

    Abstract

    Prehospital staff have made a significant contribution in recent years to improving care for patients with acute coronary syndrome, multiple trauma and stroke. There is, however, another group of patients that is not currently being targeted, with a similar time-critical condition. This group of patients is those with severe sepsis and septic shock and they could also benefit greatly from timely prehospital care. This article will consider how prehospital staff can improve the outcome of patients with severe sepsis, and in particular how they can aid emergency departments in identifying and initiating treatment in patients with severe sepsis.

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    Robson W1, Nutbeam T, Daniels R. Sepsis: a need for prehospital intervention? Emerg Med J. 2009 Jul;26(7):535-8. PMID: 19546282.

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    Alan Batt

    Alan Batt

    Paramedic, educator, researcher
    Alan is a critical care paramedic, paramedic educator and prehospital researcher, currently working around the world as an educator and researcher. He has previously worked and studied across Europe, North America and the Middle East. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Intensive Care Paramedic Studies, and an MSc in Critical Care. His main interests are in care of the elderly, end-of-life care, patient safety, professionalism (including role and identity), and paramedic education.

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