Truman Medical Center using new technology to detect sepsis


AT IS AN AUTOMATIC
INSTRUMENT. WE LOAD, IT WILL RUN AND RERUN
IF IT NEEDS TO. KELLY: THIS INSTRUMENT IN THE
LAB AT TRUMAN MEDICAL CENTER, IS
SOMETHING MOST PATIENTS WILL
NEVER SEE BUT IT COULD PLAY A
ROLE IN SAVING THEIR LIFE. IT’S DESIGNED TO DETECT SEPSIS
OR RULE IT OUT, IN A WAY NEVER
DONE BEFORE. THE DANGEROIUS INFECTION IS NOT
EASILY IDENTIFIED BASED ON
SYMPTOMS ALONE. SO THIS TECHNOLOGY LOOKS FOR A
SPECIFIC MARKER IN THE BLOOD.>>IT HELPS THE DOCTOR DIAGNOSED
EARLIER BECAUSE IT CAN BECOME
POSITIVE SO MU QUICKER THAN A
FEVER OR INCREASED HEART RATE OR
ORGAN FAILURE.>>ACCOUNTS COUNTS THOUSANDS OF
SALES AND PUT THEM IN CATEGORY
ACCORDING TO SIZE WHEN THEY’RE
ACTIVELY TRYING TO GET RID OF
BAD THINGS IN YOUR BLOOD, THEY
LARGE. KELLY: THE SIZE OF THE WHITE
BLOOD CELLS IS KEY.>>IF WE ARE ABLE TO CATCH THIS
QUICKER, GET THEM ON THE CORRECT
AND TO BE AUDITED, WE WILL BE
ABLE TO STOP THEM FROM BECOMING
FULL-BLOWN SEPSIS.>>RIGHT NOW THIS IS FDA
APPROVED FOR EMERGENCY ROOM
PATIENTS ONLY. IT DOESN’T REQUIRE ANY
ADDITIONAL BLOOD DRAW, IT’S DONE
AS PART OF A BASIC TEST-WITH
RESULTS IN ABOUT 15 MINUTES.>>ESPECIALLY HERE AT TRUMAN FOR
OUR PATIENT POPULATION, IF WE

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