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Sepsis Syndrome | Risk of Bacteremia

Purpose:

To identify a patient with the Sepsis Syndrome who has a significant risk for bloodstream infection.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, disease progression

ICD-10:

A40, A41, A49.9

Description:

The presence of certain clinical findings can help predict bacteremia or fungemia in critical care patients with the Sepsis Syndrome. Since most patients with the Sepsis Syndrome do not have bloodstream infections, this can help separate patients according to their risk for bloodstream infection.

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