Early successes result from Code Sepsis

Good news from the sepsis care improvement initiative! Even though we are early in the implementation and training at UNC Medical Center, many patients of all ages have benefited from early recognition and treatment of sepsis.

Early successes result from Code Sepsis click to enlarge Code Sepsis

For example, a recent acute care inpatient was recognized as having septic shock and the adult rapid response team was activated. This patient received all elements of the recommended care bundle in under 45 minutes, including two new IVs placed, labs and cultures obtained, three Liters of fluid resuscitation, and antibiotics administered. The patient improved and was able to leave the hospital the following week. Thanks to everyone for suspecting sepsis early and assessing patients for sepsis to save lives. Visit the Code Sepsis page for more information about this important initiative. 

Code Sepsis, meanwhile, continues around the system. On Sept. 21, Rex’s Emergency Department bundle will go live. These measures being taken across UNC Health Care are critical steps toward identifying and treating sepsis -- and saving lives.

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