Sepsis pathway

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
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  • empiric antibiotics, grouped by suspected source
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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.