Category Archives: sepsis

How one paramedic developed a Sepsis Alert protocol

“Part of the problem with early detection of sepsis… is the lack of a definitive test. When checking for glucose, a properly administered test can definitely point to low blood sugar. But detecting sepsis can take a little more effort.” Is your agency looking for septic patients?

How to improve EMS education and treatment of patients in septic shock


Sepsis: more deadly than MI, stroke, or cancer?

What’s more deadly than MI or stroke or lung & colon cancer combined? SEPSIS. Yes, “infections.” And that includes pneumonia and UTI’s – and yes, patients actually die from that stuff. We see these patients all the time on the ambulance, even if we don’t know it at the time. But that’s only because we are not paying attention. So what does sepsis look like? How do you treat it? Do they even teach this stuff in EMT or paramedic school? Let’s learn a little but more about this forgotten foe first…