Early Detection of Sepsis Through Computer Algorithm
No patient should ever again die of sepsis or septic shock. A new program that uses computer algorithm to detect sepsis in patients faster than any human doctor or nurse could has been developed. This “sepsis algorithm” detects sepsis about 8 to 10 hours before a doctor or hospital staff can. When dealing with sepsis, time is life. Every hour gained increases the patient’s chance of survival by 8%. Detecting sepsis 3 hours earlier is a 25 % increase in survivability. The new algorithm is estimated to detect sepsis up to 10 hours earlier giving the patient at least an 80% increase in chance of survival. Each healthcare provider has or should have their own “sepsis algorithm”. One of those in our area is called SPOT (Sepsis Prediction Optimization Therapy).
Even with these amazing advances in technology, the National Institute of Health (NIH) projects that septic shock will remain among the most common causes of death in our country. If your loved one died of sepsis or septic shock, call me today.