Article   |   September 26, 2018   |   Advanced ICU Care

Improving Sepsis Treatment and Outcomes with Advanced ICU Care’s Tele-ICU Clinical Services

Tele-ICU Sepsis OutcomesSepsis is one of the most common and deadly conditions in the ICU. To help address the potentially life-threatening diagnosis, Advanced ICU Care has integrated the timely identification and treatment of patients with sepsis into its comprehensive tele-ICU collaborative care model. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, it is one of the leading causes of death in U.S. hospitals. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly 270,000 Americans die as a result of sepsis each year.

Research shows that identifying at-risk patients and managing treatment early is critical and particularly time-sensitive. It is predicted that as many as 80 percent of sepsis deaths could be prevented with rapid diagnosis and timely treatment, and every hour delay in administering antibiotics is associated with increased mortality. With Advanced ICU Care’s tele-ICU technology, patients are cared for around-the-clock by a team of intensivists, advanced practice providers and nurses. This enables a rapid response to changes in a patient’s sepsis status and deployment of time-sensitive treatment as directed by the most recent core measures. According to the Surviving Sepsis Campaign, compliance with care bundles is associated with significant mortality reductions and significant cost savings, likely due to reduced hospital length of stay and mortality.

In 2017, through the implementation of collaborative sepsis response programs and coordinated care between bedside and tele-clinicians, Advanced ICU Care, with partner hospitals and systems across the country (Results measured in comparison to APACHE IVa predictions):

  • Reduced sepsis mortality rates by 26 percent
  • Saved the lives of nearly two patients with sepsis per day with the implementation of clinical best-practices.

The company’s real-time clinical data, adaptive clinical workflows and robust analytics streamline processes, eliminating variances and improving bundle adherence. Tele-intensivists leverage state-of-the-art software and two-way audio-visual capabilities to support bedside providers, delivering specialized expertise on a 24/7 basis.

Click here to view our infographic, and learn more about how tele-ICU implements bundle care protocols that are proven to improve patient outcomes.

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