Title

Updating Sepsis Protocol from SIRS to qSOFA Screening

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Sepsis is currently one of the leading causes of death in U.S hospitals. Because of this, multiple research studies have been evaluated to examine the most accurate screening method for detecting sepsis in patients. Many hospitals still use SIRS screening for their primary sepsis screening. For this reason, the articles utilized in this literature review compare SIRS to qSOFA screening to analyze their accuracy. This presentation reviews the most current evidence-based practice to determine which screening should be implemented in hospitals. The research concludes that qSOFA is superior to SIRS for sepsis screening. Therefore, removing SIRS and implementing qSOFA may decrease sepsis related mortality in patients in the hospital.

Fall Scholars Week 2018 Event

Evidence Based Best Practices in Clinical Healthcare

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Updating Sepsis Protocol from SIRS to qSOFA Screening

Sepsis is currently one of the leading causes of death in U.S hospitals. Because of this, multiple research studies have been evaluated to examine the most accurate screening method for detecting sepsis in patients. Many hospitals still use SIRS screening for their primary sepsis screening. For this reason, the articles utilized in this literature review compare SIRS to qSOFA screening to analyze their accuracy. This presentation reviews the most current evidence-based practice to determine which screening should be implemented in hospitals. The research concludes that qSOFA is superior to SIRS for sepsis screening. Therefore, removing SIRS and implementing qSOFA may decrease sepsis related mortality in patients in the hospital.