UMass Chan Medical School Faculty Publications

Title

A pilot study of prehospital antibiotics for severe sepsis

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Emergency Medicine

Publication Date

2021-09-04

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Emergency Medicine

Abstract

The primary aim of our investigation was to describe the safety and feasibility of a protocol for prehospital recognition of sepsis with hypotension and septic shock, drawing of blood cultures, and administration of intravenous (IV) antibiotics in an urban EMS service, thereby adding to the limited U.S. literature available on this subject and supporting the development of a large-scale randomized control trial (RCT). Primary feasibility measures included the frequency of allergic reactions, culture contamination, and paramedic adherence to the protocol in the prehospital environment.

DOI of Published Version

10.1111/acem.14388

Source

Cunningham CT, Sanseverino A, Reznek M, Borges E, Beth Urhoy M, Gross K, Broach JP, O'Connor L. A pilot study of prehospital antibiotics for severe sepsis. Acad Emerg Med. 2021 Sep 4. doi: 10.1111/acem.14388. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34480817. Link to article on publisher's site

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

PubMed ID

34480817

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