In this multi center trial of an early sepsis bundle (early blood cultures, antibiotics, fluid, pressors, with targets for BP, CVP, and oxygen saturation) in 5 community and 6 tertiary hospitals, in-hospital mortality was reduced by 14% (43% before bundle and 29% after bundle) and LOS was reduced by 5.1 days. Early sepsis bundle treatment is feasible and effective in real world practice (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.