Pediatric Sepsis in Community Emergency Care Settings
A Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Study
Marion Ruth Sills, MD, MPH | Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
Nov 9, 2020
A study authored by University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus pediatric emergency researchers Emily Greenwald, Jan Leonard, Julia Brant, and Halden Scott found that emergency care for pediatric sepsis in community settings was concordant with guidelines in only 24% of the cases. In adjusted analysis, guideline-concordant care was not associated with hospital length-of-stay. The elements that drove overall concordance were timely recognition, achieved in only half of cases, vascular access, and timely antibiotics.