Sharp HealthCare treats more than 600,000 patients every year. Since 2007, a top quality care initiative has been to quickly identify and reduce a serious infection known as sepsis. Each year sepsis affects 750,000 people across the country.
Early identification of patients with sepsis is the key to saving lives. At Sharp HealthCare patients are tested for the deadly sepsis infection when they enter any one of Sharp’s emergency rooms. If medical teams identify a patient with sepsis, they quickly administer oxygen, fluids, antibiotics along with special monitoring to get the infection under control.
Sharp has reduced its mortality rate from sepsis by almost 25%, saving thousands of lives.