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Screening Triage Tools and Management Algorithms for Adult Sepsis Patients: Clinical Utility and Guidelines

Last updated: August 13, 2019
Project Number: RA1058-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical utility of screening triage tools and/or management algorithms in adult patients in the emergency department with suspected sepsis?
  2. What is the clinical utility of screening triage tools and/or management algorithms in adult inpatients with suspected sepsis?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of screening triage tools and/or management algorithms in adult inpatients with suspected sepsis?

Key Message

One health technology assessment, six systematic reviews (two with meta-analyses), one randomized controlled trial, and 11 non-randomized controlled studies were identified regarding the clinical utility of screening triage tools and management algorithms in adult patients with suspected sepsis. Six evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding the use of screening triage tools and management algorithms in adult patients with suspected sepsis.