Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
School of Nursing and Health Professions
A sepsis handoff tool utilized between Emergency Department nurses and unit nurses at a 554-bed acute care hospital were investigated. A survey assessing general knowledge of the facilities sepsis protocol was given to ED nurses, and unit nurses. The electronic health records (EHR) were evaluated for feasibility to transfer the facilities current paper format sepsis handoff tool into the EHR with time sensitive alerts. Three literature reviews supported utilization of standardized handoff tools for improved patient outcomes.
Selecon, MacDana and Selecon, MacDana, "Improving Handoff to Decrease Sepsis Mortality: A Quality Improvement Project" (2019). Master's Projects and Capstones. 1046.