RescueDigest Resources: It’s Not Always Sepsis: A Common Sense Approach for ALS and BLS Providers

RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services.

EMS Sepsis Care
It isn’t always sepsis, but when it is, it can sneak past you if you’re not careful.

Sepsis is an emergent medical condition that kills more people annually than prostate cancer, breast cancer, and AIDS combined. For every two heart attack patients cared for by EMS, five patients are hospitalized by sepsis. EMS transports 60% of patients with severe sepsis arriving at the ED and yet EMS providers are often unaware of its presence or what they should do if they find it. This presentation discusses new sepsis criteria along with expert commentary as to how they can be applied in the field. This program includes real-world, practical methods for EMS identification, assessment and field treatment of life-threatening sepsis and looks at the current state of sepsis critical care as well as what we can anticipate in the coming months and years.

How you can use these resources: RescueDigest curates great research and resources during the development of our articles and educational programs. Since our mission is to “Help You Help Others” we present the best of these resources for you to explore, share and use in your own agency. These resources for social media and mobile technology use by emergency services are no means comprehensive. We’re providing them here for you as a jumping-off point. If you’d like more information about individual services, you can contact the agencies or vendors directly.

The Sepsis Alliance: Total Sepsis Care Resources

Sepsis First Response: EMS Education Program

New England Center for Rescue & Emergency Medicine’s Own Programs:

About romduck

Rom Duckworth is a dedicated emergency responder and award-winning educator with more than twenty five years of experience working in career and volunteer fire departments, public and private emergency services and hospital based healthcare systems. Currently a career Fire Captain / Paramedic and EMS Coordinator Rom is a frequent speaker at national conferences and a regular contributor to research, magazines, and textbooks on topics of field operations, leadership, and education in emergency services. Contact Rom via www.romduck.com