School of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
sepsis, readmission, cost, sepsis screener, adult, home health
Cook, Heather Michelle, "Does Screening of Patients in the Home Health Setting Prevent Sepsis Readmissions?" (2022). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3764.
The purpose of this evidence-based project is to reduce 30-day readmission rates of patients diagnosed with septicemia by using a symptom screening tool in the home health setting. Sepsis is a life-threatening and costly healthcare burden. Through this project the home health department staff were educated on the pathology of sepsis, and the use of the adult sepsis screener to identify at risk patients early and manage their symptoms thereby reducing 30-day hospital readmission rates of patients diagnosed with sepsis.