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Implementation of an evidence-based sepsis program in the intensive care unit: evident or not?

Dominique Vandijck (UGent) , Stijn Blot (UGent) and Dirk Vogelaers (UGent)
(2009) CRITICAL CARE. 13(5).
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Severe sepsis and septic shock are among the most serious health conditions and are associated with unwelcome clinical, social, and economic outcomes. With the introduction of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines, the campaign leaders aimed to reduce mortality from severe sepsis by at least one quarter by 2009 by means of a six-point action plan, namely, building awareness among health care professionals, improving early and accurate disease recognition and diagnosis, increasing the use of appropriate treatments and interventions, education, getting better post-intensive care unit access, and developing standard processes of care. However, adherence to these recommendations is a first but crucial step in obtaining these goals. A comprehensive evaluation of both, adherence to a sepsis program and whether this results in better outcomes for patients, is therefore essential to guide informed decision-making regarding the implementation of such an evidence-based protocol.
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INFECTION, MANAGEMENT, PREVENTION, SEPTIC SHOCK, KNOWLEDGE TEST, VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA, EVIDENCE-BASED GUIDELINES, NURSES, EPIDEMIOLOGY, MORTALITY

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Vandijck, Dominique, Stijn Blot, and Dirk Vogelaers. 2009. “Implementation of an Evidence-based Sepsis Program in the Intensive Care Unit: Evident or Not?” Critical Care. LONDON: BIOMED CENTRAL LTD.
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Vandijck, D., Blot, S., & Vogelaers, D. (2009). Implementation of an evidence-based sepsis program in the intensive care unit: evident or not? CRITICAL CARE. LONDON: BIOMED CENTRAL LTD.
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Vandijck D, Blot S, Vogelaers D. Implementation of an evidence-based sepsis program in the intensive care unit: evident or not? CRITICAL CARE. LONDON: BIOMED CENTRAL LTD; 2009.
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Vandijck, Dominique, Stijn Blot, and Dirk Vogelaers. “Implementation of an Evidence-based Sepsis Program in the Intensive Care Unit: Evident or Not?” CRITICAL CARE 2009 : n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {Severe sepsis and septic shock are among the most serious health conditions and are associated with unwelcome clinical, social, and economic outcomes. With the introduction of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines, the campaign leaders aimed to reduce mortality from severe sepsis by at least one quarter by 2009 by means of a six-point action plan, namely, building awareness among health care professionals, improving early and accurate disease recognition and diagnosis, increasing the use of appropriate treatments and interventions, education, getting better post-intensive care unit access, and developing standard processes of care. However, adherence to these recommendations is a first but crucial step in obtaining these goals. A comprehensive evaluation of both, adherence to a sepsis program and whether this results in better outcomes for patients, is therefore essential to guide informed decision-making regarding the implementation of such an evidence-based protocol.},
  author       = {Vandijck, Dominique and Blot, Stijn and Vogelaers, Dirk},
  issn         = {1466-609X},
  keyword      = {INFECTION,MANAGEMENT,PREVENTION,SEPTIC SHOCK,KNOWLEDGE TEST,VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA,EVIDENCE-BASED GUIDELINES,NURSES,EPIDEMIOLOGY,MORTALITY},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {3},
  publisher    = {BIOMED CENTRAL LTD},
  series       = {CRITICAL CARE},
  title        = {Implementation of an evidence-based sepsis program in the intensive care unit: evident or not?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/cc8056},
  volume       = {13},
  year         = {2009},
}

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