There is a new sepsis pathway which will rollout 5th November at Western Health. The pathway contains two important and useful components:
- a bundle of actions to execute within the first 60 minutes of suspicion of sepsis
- empiric antibiotics, grouped by suspected source
There is an opt-out box to tick, should you, as the treating clinician, feel that sepsis is NOT likely – in ED these patients may include presentations such as likely viral illness, simple pharyngitis/tonsillitis or simple gastroenteritis.