Date of Award
College of Nursing
Sandra Spoelstra, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN
Kimberly Lohr, DNP, RN, NNP-BC, PPCNP-BC,
Lynn Stachel, MSN, RN, CPON,
JoAnn Mooney, BSN, RN, CPN, CPPS
Pediatric sepsis is a major contributor to childhood morbidity and mortality. Tools for predicting sepsis in pediatric patients have had poor predictive ability nor been validated. Risk assessment screening tools are effective at earlier detection of sepsis. The implementation of an evidence-based pediatric sepsis screening tool could reduce time to detect and diagnose severe sepsis so that patient treatment could occur earlier. This was a quality improvement project that evaluated a sepsis screening tool predictive validity at a children’s hospital.
Cummings, Cassandra, "Final Defense: Sepsis Screening Tool Assessment at a Freestanding Children’s Hospital in the Midwest" (2019). Doctoral Projects. 93.