Research Alert: August 28, 2017

Improving Access to High Quality Sepsis Care in a South Dakota Emergency Telemedicine Network

Key findings of this study are: 1) Telemedicine consultation for emergency department (ED) sepsis care is rare, but a dedicated utilization initiative modestly increased use; 2) A multi-pronged approach of nurse-directed screening, recommended consultation criteria, and real-time hub decision-support were implemented in a large rural ED-based telemedicine network; 3) Appropriately balancing the sensitivity of telemedicine consultation recommendations is critical to limit alarm fatigue and identify patients most likely to benefit.

Contact Information:

Nicholas Mohr, MD, MS
Rural Telehealth Research Center
Phone: 319.353.6360

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