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Implementation of the sepsis resuscitation bundle: early experiences in a district general hospital
  1. S Imam1,
  2. A Cohen2
  1. 1Senior House Officer in Trauma and Orthopaedics, Barnet Hospital, London, UK
  2. 2Consultant in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care, Barnet Hospital
  1. Correspondence to:
 A Cohen
 Consultant in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care, Barnet Hospital, London, UK; andy.cohen{at}bcf.nhs.uk

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Mortality from severe sepsis remains unacceptably high at around 30–50%.1 Globally about 1400 people die each day from sepsis-related illness. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign was introduced in an attempt to improve the diagnosis and management of severe sepsis. Its aims include a commitment to reduce global mortality from severe sepsis by 25% within 5 years (www.survivingsepsis.com). One method of achieving this mortality reduction is by the local implementation of the sepsis-care bundle, a series of evidence-based interventions shown to improve outcome in patients with sepsis.2

We recently began a pilot campaign to implement the sepsis-care bundles in accident and emergency departments. We devised …

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