Addressing Pediatric Sepsis and Improving Outcomes
For many providers, sepsis is a challenge to diagnosis, especially in children. In 2016, a task force was created to redefine sepsis to increase diagnosis accuracy. Unfortunately, this led to confusion and inconsistencies in diagnosis, coding and clinical documentation. Understanding the diagnosis guidelines and treatment best practices can help.
- Understanding the severity of sepsis
- A look at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) best practices for sepsis diagnosis and treatment
- The influence proper coding and accurate clinical documentation has on care and your hospital’s reimbursement