Archives for December 2011


Sepsis: the first “Golden” hour

Last post we looked at trying to sort the sick patients from the rest in ED – the goal is to identify them early.  Great – but why is this important? The evidence from the huge trials all over the world has come up with a lot of data supporting the concept that Early Goal […]


Sepsis: Can we pick who’s sick?

I have been going on about sepsis for a while now around the hallways.  So – what is all this talk about?  I think we need to have a robust system in place that allows a small hospital to detect early (occult) sepsis, intervene early and manage it in a way that is evidence-based and inline with […]