Implementation of the Kaiser sepsis calculator has been a primary focus for our teams. Out of our current enrollment of 57 units, 52 of these units are in the process of incorporating the use of the Kaiser sepsis risk tool into daily clinical decisions.
Implementation varies from utilizing the tool on infants who have been born to a mother with a chorioamnionitis diagnoses, to full implementation on all infants greater than 34 weeks regardless of diagnosis. Some teams have collaborated with their information technology (IT) department to ensure the tool can be conveniently accessed in their electronic medical record including one team that was so successful in achieving this IT integration, they will be presenting their work at a national conference in the Fall of 2017. Whatever the method, teams are working to change clinical practice and ensure the Kaiser sepsis tool becomes common practice in their culture.