Prehospital Antibiotics for Sepsis

Due to the high prevalence, morbidity, and mortality of sepsis, its early recognition and treatment has become a target for research and quality improvement over the past decade. Timely administration of antibiotics presumably improves outcomes. Therefore, Alam et al (Lancet Respir Med. 2017. [Epub ahead of print]) set out to identify whether diagnosis of sepsis and administration of antibiotics in the prehospital setting has an impact on survival.

Their study findings determined that they cannot recommend the initiation of antibiotics in septic patients in the prehospital setting.

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