Decision Tree Model for Hematology/Oncology Patients with Severe and Nonsevere Sepsis

@article{Munger2018DecisionTM,
  title={Decision Tree Model for Hematology/Oncology Patients with Severe and Nonsevere Sepsis},
  author={J. A. Munger and Stephanie M. Lavin and Clint J. Hurt and Erin K. Bullock and J. Gelvez},
  journal={Pediatric Quality & Safety},
  year={2018},
  volume={3}
}
Background: Hematology/oncology (H/O) patients have been screened for sepsis since 2013 at a pediatric hospital. Using sepsis screening (Ss) tool, results, and addition of organ dysfunction screening (ODs), decision tree (DT) was designed (Fig. 1) for nurses to identify sepsis and intervene. Objectives: Positive Ss require multiple assessments by nurses and H/O physicians creating sepsis alert fatigue. By implementing DT, calls to H/O physicians for sepsis alerts could be reduced 24% without… Expand