Adult screening and treatment


  • Adopt and implement an evidence-based sepsis screening tool and treatment protocol for adults in the emergency department.


  • Timely treatment of sepsis is critical to survival – the risk of dying from septic shock increases 7.6 percent for every hour that passes.
  • Utilizing a standardized screening tool in the emergency department is an effective strategy to aid in the early recognition of sepsis.
  • Use of a standard treatment bundle for patients with severe sepsis and septic shock is effective in reducing mortality.


Best practices