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Wolters Kluwer Aims to Fight Sepsis with Educational Resources and Technologies that Help Clinicians Deliver Best Care to Patients and Reduce Alert Fatigue


Sepsis is the leading cause of non-cardiac death in intensive care
units today and is one of the leading causes of death globally.
Kluwer Health
, through its educational resources, guidelines
and evidence-based clinical decision support (CDS) solutions, is helping
clinicians improve outcomes through prevention, detection, and treatment
of sepsis. Using innovative surveillance tools, healthcare organizations
can now warn caregivers of patients at risk of sepsis, expediting
appropriate care, while minimizing alert fatigue and false alerts.

"Through our continuous focus on new guidelines, technologies and
innovations, Wolters Kluwer is making significant strides to reduce
mortality rates and treatment costs in combating sepsis," said Diana
Nole, CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health. "As September is Sepsis Awareness
Month, we are pleased to support caregivers on the frontline with the
latest standards of care, tools and technologies to help them reduce
this medical emergency."

Better Detection Stops Alert Fatigue and Saves Lives
, Wolters Kluwer's latest surveillance solution, has been
shown to reduce the number of deaths while reducing the cost of care
associated with sepsis. A Journal
of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA)

found that this new technology provided the sensitivity and accuracy to
predict patient cases and warn clinicians, effectively reducing sepsis
mortality by 50 percent and patient readmissions by more than 30 percent.

Delivering CDS interventions to the point of care has proven to be a
significant challenge for many hospitals and health systems. One study
found that clinicians ignore EHR safety notifications 49 to 96 percent
of the time, primarily due to alert fatigue. POC
combines electronic clinical surveillance and CDS with
workflow and procedural changes, providing clinicians with a
user-friendly, multi-tiered solution based on Wolters Kluwer's trusted
medical evidence-based solutions.

Standardizing Care Practices Among Healthcare Professionals
important is the need to have all members of the interdisciplinary
healthcare team possess the necessary skills to recognize and treat
early signs of sepsis, using the latest evidence-based practice
guidelines to inform patient care and interventions, and to educate
patients and their families on post-sepsis syndrome.

Wolters Kluwer Health helps nurses close the knowledge gap and improve
outcomes in patients with sepsis by providing quick access at the
bedside to the latest diagnosis and treatment guidelines through
Lippincott Solutions. In addition, Lippincott
site brings together the latest evidence-based
articles and educational resources on sepsis to ensure that all nurses
have access to critical resources to improve outcomes in patients with
sepsis and reduce errors and care variability.

Further, Wolters Kluwer Health and the Sepsis Alliance are partnering to
support awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency, providing resources
for nurses and other healthcare professionals, including a survey on
"nursing knowledge gaps" to identify where clinicians need support to
understand the latest standards of care.

Additional tools and resources available to help clinicians understand
and treat sepsis include:

  • Free
    Access Lippincott NursingCenter®
    : Sepsis content will be free for
    the month of September featuring a Subtle
    Signs of Sepsis Infographic
    and updated guidelines which address
    how patients with sepsis should be viewed as having a medical
    emergency, necessitating urgent assessment and treatment.
  • Focus
    On Sepsis Video
    : Anne Dabrow Woods, DNP, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC,
    AGACNP-BC, FAAN, Chief Nurse, Health Learning, Research and Practice,
    Wolters Kluwer, discusses identification and the first six hours of
    goal-directed treatment according to current guidelines and
  • Blogpost
    Sepsis-3: New Definition Impacts Guidelines and Practices

    2016 revised definition of what qualifies as sepsis received a mixed
    reception from clinicians. Known as Sepsis-3, it introduced new
    assessment tools and updated guidelines in hopes of promoting early
    diagnosis and rapid implementation of treatment.
  • Ovid®
    : Sepsis Dashboard for quick links to the latest journal
    articles on sepsis, septic shock, surgical sepsis, sepsis biomarkers,
    pediatric and neonatal sepsis, among other specialty topics.

About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a
global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in
the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal
sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by
providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with
specialized technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2016 annual revenues of €4.3 billion. The
company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves
customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40
countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.

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