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Sepsis lactic acid protocol

By Mai Dotran, Kaizen clinical nurse consultant

Sepsis Core Measures started Oct. 1, 2015.  It is required to have a repeat lactic acid draw within six hours of an initial elevated lactate > 2.

Use the new lactic acid protocol and panel to help meet the Sepsis Core Measure and provide safe patient care.

We have put the time window as five hours to ensure we meet the CMS requirement.

If you have any questions, please contact Steven Marvel, MD, or Jaswinder Kaur, MD. You can also read lactic acid protocol, MD tipsheet and RN tipsheet.

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