Sepsis Core Measure is a requirement for hospitals accredited by The Joint Commission. This measure focuses on adults 18 years and older with a diagnosis of severe sepsis or septic shock. Consistent with Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines, the measure contains several elements, including measurement of lactate, obtaining blood cultures, administering broad spectrum antibiotics, fluid resuscitation, vasopressor administration, reassessment of volume status and tissue perfusion, and repeat lactate measurement. As reflected in the data elements and their definitions, these elements should be performed in the early management of severe sepsis and septic shock.
Registry Partners offers a total outsource solution for Sepsis abstraction needs. We can provide reports that pinpoint opportunities for improvement that identify where a case might have failed the measure, including antibiotic timing, lactate level collection, fluid administration, and repeat volume status and tissue perfusion assessment. We can partner with your existing sepsis team to understand opportunities for improvement as well as the data abstraction rules.
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