Code Sepsis team recognizes fall Sepsis Stars

The Code Sepsis team is grateful to the latest Sepsis Stars, who were instrumental in delivering the sepsis bundle to patients in their care this fall. Please see which of your colleagues are Sepsis Stars.

Research has proven that patient outcomes are improved when the sepsis care bundle is delivered within 60 minutes. The sepsis initiative is working to improve timely recognition of potential sepsis and implement the entire care bundle including a lactic acid, blood cultures, IV antibiotics, and IV fluids.

The following individuals and teams are recognized for their work on behalf of Code Sepsis:

September

  • Nurse: Ted Heiser, ED – for implementing the sepsis bundle and infusing 30ml/kg required IV fluids
  • Physician: Joseph Klembczyk – for using the Adult ED Sepsis Order set and ordering 30 ml/kg required IV fluids.

October

  • Nurse: John Johnson, Flex Nurse – for implementing the sepsis bundle and infusing 30ml/kg required IV fluids.
  • Teams:
    • Adult Rapid Response Team – for promptly identifying sepsis patients, implementing the sepsis bundle and continuing to educate colleagues.
    • MICU Sepsis Education – for presenting sepsis education to MICU Residents and conducting a Mock Code Sepsis with Simulation training in MICU. Standardized Code Sepsis Calling in the ICU setting.
      • Dr. Arun Kannappan – MICU Fellow
      • Woongsun Au – Simulationist – School of Medicine
  • Physician: Shaun R. Patterson – for using the Adult ED Sepsis Order set and ordering 30ml/kg required IV fluids.

November

  • Nurses:
    • Joy Widman– for using the nursing order set in the ED and completing the 1 hour sepsis bundle elements.
    • Grace Lowe– for using the nursing order set in the ED and completing the 1 hour sepsis bundle elements. 

December

  • Nurse: Joshua Reynolds -- Quick sepsis recognition - for promptly identifying sepsis patient and implementing the sepsis bundle.
  • Physician:  William A. Teeter – for using the Adult ED Sepsis Order set.
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