Implementation of a Sepsis Response Team to Improve Compliance with the Sepsis Bundle

Author(s): Walton Kailee M

Contact Hours 0.70

CERP A 0.70

Expires Dec 31, 2023

Topics: Sepsis

Population: Adult

Role: Staff, Manager, Educator

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

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Rapidly identifying and treating sepsis upon clinical presentation in the emergency department is challenging. This presentation covers one hospital’s implementation of a sepsis response team to meet Surviving Sepsis guidelines and improve mortality, including protocol development, key success factors, barriers and challenges related to the implementation of the initiative.


  • Discuss the significance of early detection and interventions for sepsis.
  • Identify key components used to implement a nurse-initiated protocol utilizing a dedicated sepsis response team to meet sepsis bundle.
  • Describe challenges related to implementation of the dedicated sepsis response team.

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