Published: 24 June 2021
Author(s): L.I. Veldhuis, M.L. Ridderikhof, P.W.B. Nanayakkara, M.W. Hollmann
Issue: October 2021
Section: Letter to the Editor

The mortality of sepsis patients presented by the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) with unrecognized sepsis is twice as high as in patients with documented sepsis [1]. To improve the (pre)-hospital recognition of septic patients, the investigators of the Prehospital Antibiotics Against Sepsis study (PHANTASi) trial educated EMS nurses in recognizing sepsis and implemented a sepsis protocol in the ambulances [2]. Immediately after this training, the prehospital recognition of sepsis by the EMS personel significantly improved from 14 to 41%[2–5].

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