Practice of Medicine
Poor ED Lab Tracking and Reporting System Results in Sepsis Treatment Delay
June 30, 2014
A young Florida woman with a complicated medical history, including Lupus, presented to the ED with severe right ankle pain. She also had ulcerations of both of her palms. She stated that she strained her ankle while pulling her boots off. She was tachycardic and complained of chronic fever. Her medications included Prednisone and Plaquenil for Lupus. After examining the patient, the …
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