Screening and Initial Management of Adult Non-Pregnant Patients Attending Acute Admitting Areas with Suspected Sepsis v1.1
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance and describe processes to improve the early recognition initial management and appropriate referral to critical care of adult with sepsis attending acute admitting areas Emergency Department Acute Medical Admissions Unit Emergency Admissions Unit Surgical EAUS .
Clinical GuidelinesThis guideline has been approved by the Trust's Clinical Guidelines Assessment Panel as an aid to the diagnosis and management of relevant patients and clinical circumstances. Not every patient or situation fits neatly into a standard guideline scenario and the guideline must be interpreted and applied in practice in the light of prevailing clinical circumstances, the diagnostic and treatment options available and the professional judgement, knowledge and expertise of relevant clinicians. It is advised that the rationale for any departure from relevant guidance should be documented in the patient's case notes.
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