Consider Antibiotics for Sepsis Patients to be STAT

Joint Commission is focusing more on the treatment of patients with reduce fatalities and costs.

Patients with sepsis can die if they don't receive treatment quickly enough. This is due to the fact that their blood pressure often bottoms out...and organs fail from the lack of blood flow and oxygen.

IV fluids (normal saline, albumin, etc) are first-line for boosting blood pressure. They work by expanding blood volume.

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