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Management of severe sepsis and septic shock in the Emergency Department: a follow-up survey
  1. Thomas Boon,
  2. Colette Coyle,
  3. Narani Sivayoham
  1. Correspondence to Dr Narani Sivayoham, Emergency Department, St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, Blackshaw Road, London SW20 8QA, UK; Narani.Sivayoham{at}stgeorges.nhs.uk

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Emergency Departments (ED) have a pivotal role in managing patients with severe sepsis and septic shock.1 In our survey in 2006, 20.5% EDs in England were able to commence the pathway to Early Goal-Directed Therapy (EGDT).2 We repeated the survey in 2011 to evaluate any change in 5 years.

One hundred and eighty-five EDs were surveyed using a form similar to that in 2006. The data from 2006 was reanalysed. EDs satisfying four criteria were assumed …

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