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Sloane PD, Ward K, Weber DJ
Can sepsis be detected in the nursing home prior to the need for hospital transfer?
The purpose of this study was to determine whether and to what extent simple screening tools might identify nursing home (NH) residents who are at high risk of becoming septic. The authors concluded that NHs need better systems to monitor NH residents whose status is changing, and to present that information to medical providers in real time, either through rapid medical response programs or telemetry.
Citation: Sloane PD, Ward K, Weber DJ . Can sepsis be detected in the nursing home prior to the need for hospital transfer? J Am Med Dir Assoc 2018 Jun;19(6):492-96.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2018.02.001..
Keywords: Sepsis, Nursing Homes, Long-Term Care, Diagnostic Safety and Quality, Elderly