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Drugs for Bugs: Prehospital Antibiotics for Sepsis

Thursday, April 27
Emergency medical services personnel have already made substantial contributions to improving care for patients with time-dependent illnesses, such as trauma and myocardial infarction. Patients with sepsis could also benefit from timely prehospital care. EMS personnel recognizing patients with sepsis and more importantly septic shock can lower mortality by giving broad-spectrum antibiotics to these specific patients. Learn how Polk County recognized patients in early septic shock and lowered mortality by 300% by administering early antibiotics to these patients.
Paul Banerjee, DO, Medical Director - Polk County (FL) Fire Rescue