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postgraduate thesis: Management of severe sepsis in patients admitted to intensive care units in Hong Kong, focus on early blood culture taking and starting of antibiotics

TitleManagement of severe sepsis in patients admitted to intensive care units in Hong Kong, focus on early blood culture taking and starting of antibiotics
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Lam, K. [林冠毅]. (2012). Management of severe sepsis in patients admitted to intensive care units in Hong Kong, focus on early blood culture taking and starting of antibiotics. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
AbstractObjectives To assess the compliance of HK intensive care units to early taking of blood culture and early administration of board-spectrum antibiotics and to discuss the reasons behind the observed phenomenon. Design Retrospective review of the data from a prospective cohort study. Setting Six intensive care unit across Hong Kong. Participants 102 adult patients with severe sepsis who were admitted to these intensive care units in July 2009. The organizational characteristics of participating centres, the patients’ baseline characteristics, the achievement of targets within the resuscitation and management bundles, and outcome data were recorded. Results Compliance with early taking of the blood cultures is 64.7% and compliance with early administration of antibiotics was 55.9%. There is no significant difference in time to antibiotics administration across different source of sepsis, different hospital/ICU and present or absent of persistent hypotension. Conclusions Compliance of early blood culture and early antibiotic administration in Hong Kong cohort were comparable to international cohorts
DescriptionThesis (P. Dip.)--University of Hong Kong, 2012.
"This work is submitted to Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases, PDipID (HK)."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 11-13).
DegreePostgraduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases
SubjectSepticemia -- Treatment -- China -- Hong Kong.
Dept/ProgramMicrobiology
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/173740

 

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dc.contributor.authorLam, Koon-ngaien_HK
dc.contributor.author林冠毅zh_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-01T02:50:33Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-01T02:50:33Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationLam, K. [林冠毅]. (2012). Management of severe sepsis in patients admitted to intensive care units in Hong Kong, focus on early blood culture taking and starting of antibiotics. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/173740-
dc.descriptionThesis (P. Dip.)--University of Hong Kong, 2012.en_US
dc.description"This work is submitted to Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases, PDipID (HK)."en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 11-13).en_US
dc.description.abstractObjectives To assess the compliance of HK intensive care units to early taking of blood culture and early administration of board-spectrum antibiotics and to discuss the reasons behind the observed phenomenon. Design Retrospective review of the data from a prospective cohort study. Setting Six intensive care unit across Hong Kong. Participants 102 adult patients with severe sepsis who were admitted to these intensive care units in July 2009. The organizational characteristics of participating centres, the patients’ baseline characteristics, the achievement of targets within the resuscitation and management bundles, and outcome data were recorded. Results Compliance with early taking of the blood cultures is 64.7% and compliance with early administration of antibiotics was 55.9%. There is no significant difference in time to antibiotics administration across different source of sepsis, different hospital/ICU and present or absent of persistent hypotension. Conclusions Compliance of early blood culture and early antibiotic administration in Hong Kong cohort were comparable to international cohortsen_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong Licenseen_US
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSepticemia -- Treatment -- China -- Hong Kong.en_US
dc.titleManagement of severe sepsis in patients admitted to intensive care units in Hong Kong, focus on early blood culture taking and starting of antibioticsen_HK
dc.typePG_Thesisen_US
dc.identifier.hkulb4832056en_US
dc.description.thesisnamePostgraduate Diploma in Infectious Diseasesen_US
dc.description.thesislevelPostgraduate diplomaen_US
dc.description.thesisdisciplineMicrobiologyen_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_US

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