In this webinar, we discuss how hospitals can empower sepsis coordinators to improve outcomes by minimizing alert fatigue and improving clinical efficiency with POC Advisor.
POC Advisor: Improving Sepsis Outcomes
Early identification of sepsis and adherence to treatment bundles may reduce mortality by approximately one third, making surveillance a crucial component of sepsis initiatives. Unfortunately, traditional electronic surveillance to detect sepsis tends not to work; meta-analysis of traditional sepsis alerting studies shows no improvement in mortality, primarily due to poor specificity, resulting in alert fatigue.
With sepsis as a leading cause of death in hospitals, there is a significant price tag to cover the cost of care, totaling 13% of U.S. hospital costs. The average case may cost as much as $70,000 per patient depending on the severity, resulting in millions at risk for a hospital annually.
Wolters Kluwer’s Medical Director of Surveillance, Steve Claypool, M.D. recently presented in a Sepsis Coordinator Network (SCN) Innovation Webinar, and covered how hospitals can:
- Reduce variability in care by improving your clinical team’s adoption of evidence-based guidance
- Empower sepsis coordinators to improve outcomes by minimizing alert fatigue and improving clinical efficiency
- Improve performance in mortality and sepsis core measures and streamline reporting