What is a Cerner sepsis alert?

Within Millennium, Cerner’s St John Sepsis Agent continually monitors for combinations of patient observations and laboratory results that can indicate risk of sepsis. Using this real-time data, the sepsis alert flags the patient and prompts nursing staff to take action and escalate the patient for urgent review.

What do you do immediately when you receive a Cerner sepsis alert?

When a sepsis alert is triggered, the bedside nurse meets with the charge nurse and the CCNR and helps complete an initial assessment of the patient. The bedside nurse performs any interventions ordered by the RAP physician and also explains care to the patient and family.

What do you do during a sepsis alert?

Code Sepsis Checklist: A “Resuscitation Bundle” Administer broad-spectrum antibiotics (within 1 hour). Administer at least 30 ml/kg crystalloid for hypotension or lactate ≥4mmol/L. Apply vasopressors (for hypotension that does not respond to initial fluid resuscitation).

What triggers a sepsis alert?

The sepsis detection system triggered a “sepsis alert” if the EMR identified two or more Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) criteria and at least one sign of shock.

What does code sepsis mean in a hospital?

Per protocol, Code Sepsis is activated in patients who meet two or more systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria due to a suspected infection to allow for early implementation of the sepsis bundle, which includes laboratory testing, fluid resuscitation, and antibiotic administration (Figure 1).

Can you visit someone with sepsis?

Sepsis isn’t contagious and can’t be transmitted from person to person, including between children, after death or through sexual contact. However, sepsis does spread throughout the body via the bloodstream.

What is the average hospital stay for sepsis?

The average length of stay (LOS) for sepsis patients in U.S. hospitals is approximately 75% greater than for most other conditions (5), and the mean LOS in 2013 was reported to dramatically increase with sepsis severity: 4.5 days for sepsis, 6.5 days for severe sepsis, and 16.5 days for septic shock (6).