Adherence to PALS Sepsis Guidelines and Hospital Length of Stay.

  title={Adherence to PALS Sepsis Guidelines and Hospital Length of Stay.},
  author={Raina Paul and Mark I. Neuman and Michael C. Monuteaux and Elliot Melendez},
  volume={130 2},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Few studies have evaluated sepsis guideline adherence in a tertiary pediatric emergency department setting. We sought to evaluate (1) adherence to 2006 Pediatric Advanced Life Support guidelines for severe sepsis and septic shock (SS), (2) barriers to adherence, and (3) hospital length of stay (LOS) contingent on guideline adherence. METHODS Prospective cohort study of children presenting to a large urban academic pediatric emergency department with SS. Adherence to… CONTINUE READING
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