Sepsis Bundle On Mortality Rates: A Case Study

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The Effects of Sepsis Bundle on Mortality Rates: Background and Significance Historians in the medical field such as Hippocrates and Pasture have referenced symptomologies associated with sepsis of today (Angus & Van der Poll, 2013). Sepsis received its official definition of severe sepsis and septic shock in 1992; with terminology being based on the accompanying disease processes present (Angus & Van der Poll, 2013). The definition of severe sepsis indicates the presence of organ dysfunction along with sepsis. Additionally, septic shock is related to the presence of hypotension not responding to fluid resuscitation (Cawcutt, & Peters, 2014). A diagnosis of severe sepsis or sepsis shock has an increased risk of patient mortality, length of stay, and a higher probability of long-term disability (Cawcutt & Peters, 2014; Whittaker, et al. 2015).
Septicemia has been ranked as the eleventh leading cause of death in the U.S. since 2008 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Sepsis impacts the U.S. healthcare based on its high incidence, mortality rates, financial costs and long-term adverse effects on sepsis survivors. To reduce this impact, the rapid initiation of bundled care based on the SSC can reduce the severity of severe sepsis and septic shock thereby, reducing patient mortality and long term adverse effects.
The objective of this paper is to discuss the benefits of implementing a sepsis bundle focusing on the SSC recommendations and the improved effects realized on patient outcomes and morality rates. The clinical question is as follows: In acute care adult patients, what is the effect of implementation of a sepsis bundle compared to no bundle on patient

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