Friday, November 21, 2008

Point of care lactate levels for early identification of sepsis patients at high risk of death

It’s widely accepted that sepsis treatment should be regarded with the same urgency as trauma or acute STEMI. However early recognition of sepsis is notoriously poor. Is there a solution? How about a fingerstick lactate in the triage area? Better yet, in the ambulance? Here’s a study examining the issue.

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