The prevalence of severe sepsis or septic shock in an Irish emergency department

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dc.contributor.author McNevin, Ciara
dc.contributor.author McDowell, Dermot
dc.contributor.author Fitzpatrick, Fidelma
dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Ronan
dc.contributor.author Wakai, Abel
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-28T12:47:39Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-28T12:47:39Z
dc.date.issued 2018-02
dc.identifier.citation McNevin C, McDowell R, Fitzpatrick F, O’Sullivan R, Wakai A. The Prevalence of Severe Sepsis or Septic Shock in an Irish Emergency Department. Irish Medical Journal. 2018;111(2):692. en
dc.identifier.volume 111 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 692 en
dc.identifier.endpage 692 en
dc.identifier.issn 0332-3102
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5566
dc.description.abstract Severe sepsis and septic shock are among the leading causes of death globally. Despite the central role the emergency department (ED) plays in the early identification of patients presenting to hospital with sepsis, the prevalence of severe sepsis and septic shock in the Irish ED setting has not been described. The primary aim of this study was to measure the prevalence of severe sepsis or septic shock in an Irish adult ED setting. The clinical records of patients presenting to the ED over a four-week period were retrospectively reviewed to determine if they met the current Health Service Executive (HSE) criteria for severe sepsis or septic shock. Overall, 3,585 adult patients attended the ED during the study period, with 42 patients meeting the criteria for severe sepsis or septic shock. The ED prevalence of severe sepsis or septic shock was 11.7 patients (95% CI 8.1 – 15.4%) per 1000 ED attendances. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Irish Medical Organisation en
dc.relation.uri http://imj.ie/
dc.rights © 2018 Irish Medical Journal en
dc.subject Severe sepsis en
dc.subject Septic shock en
dc.subject Emergency department en
dc.subject Irish emergency department en
dc.subject Sepsis prevalence en
dc.subject Sepsis en
dc.title The prevalence of severe sepsis or septic shock in an Irish emergency department en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Ronan O'Sullivan, School of Medicine, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Irish Medical Journal en


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