Characteristics and Outcomes of Clinic Visits Immediately Preceding Sepsis Hospitalization

Author(s): H. Catherine Miller, MD, Vincent X. Liu, MD, and Hallie C. Prescott, MD

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Mar 01, 2024

Topics: Sepsis

Population: Adult

Role: APRN

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the opportunity for early recognition and treatment of sepsis in the prehospital setting based on data from clinic or doctor visits 72 hours prior to ED/hospital admission.


  • Determine the primary purpose of clinic or doctor visits within 72 hours prior to hospital admission for sepsis.
  • Identify predominant symptoms indicating possible sepsis at the time of clinic visits.
  • Describe how change in illness severity was measured from time of clinic visit to hospital admission.

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Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


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