World Sepsis Day
Clinical Outcome Paper
- Comparison of either no hemodynamic monitoring, invasive monitoring (pulmonary artery or central venous catheter) and LiDCO's minimally invasive LiDCOplus Monitor
- 237 shock patients were compared
- Using LiDCO in the management of Septic shock patients has been shown to statistically reduce mortality:
- 40% mortality rate no central monitoring
- 28% mortality rate CVC monitoring
- 26% mortality rate PAC monitoring
- 16% mortality rate LiDCO
- Read more about this study ...
LiDCO are proud to be supporting World Sepsis Day
Sepsis claims more lives than cancer and is more common than heart attack. However, even in developed countries, fewer than half of the adult population have heard of it. Sepsis occurs as a result of infection picked up in the community and in hospitals and other health care facilities. Common infections such as pneumonia, urinary tract infections and cellulitis can trigger Sepsis.
Sepsis is likened to the body’s inflammation process working ‘in overdrive’, with all parts of the body exacerbated rather than just the affected area. The inflammation process is designed to protect us but when Sepsis occurs, blood pressure drops, organs are not perfused and can fail and the patient can die from septic shock. Recognising and treating Sepsis earlier in the patient pathway is key to saving lives.
LiDCO have published an infographic to help raise awareness for Sepsis and highlighting the impact that LiDCO can make on patient’s lives. Download The LiDCO Sepsis Infographic here.
LiDCO are helping raise awareness for World Sepsis Day through a number of activities.