Join the August PCRF Discussion: Paramedic-Initiated CMS Sepsis Core Measure Bundle Prior to Hospital Arrival: A Stepwise Approach

July 18, 2017

Please join the PCRF Journal Club on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 12:00 PM (CST) for this month's discussion:

Paramedic-Initiated CMS Sepsis Core Measure Bundle Prior to Hospital Arrival: A Stepwise Approach
Jason G. Walchok, Ronald G. Pirrallo, Douglas Furmanek, Martin Lutz, Colt Shope, Brandi Giles, Greta Gue & Aaron Dix

(2017) Paramedic-Initiated CMS Sepsis Core Measure Bundle Prior to Hospital Arrival: A Stepwise Approach, Prehospital Emergency Care, 21:3, 291-300, DOI: 10.1080/10903127.2016.1254694

Prehospital Antibiotics? Kudos to Paramedic Jason Walchok and his co-authors for their innovative approach to sepsis care. Their system used a Prehospital Sepsis Assessment tool that was based on the 2012 Surviving Sepsis guidelines. This tool evaluated four Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) criteria. Acquiring blood cultures, providing fluids and safely administering antibiotics are addressed in their conclusions. Could this study be strong enough to cause a change in your care? Please join members of the Prehospital Care Research Forum and others in discussing this topic.

The Journal Club discussion will begin at 12:00 PM (CST). We look forward to having you join us! Please register now.


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