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Fig. 2 | Critical Care

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From: Early identification of sepsis in hospital inpatients by ward nurses increases 30-day survival

Fig. 2

Nurses’ adherence to guidelines for each observation of vital signs (temperature, heart rate or respiratory frequency) during the 24 hours after drawing the first positive blood culture from patients with bloodstream infection (n = 881). Poor observation = 0–1 observation, some observations = 2–4 observations, and good observation = ≥5 observations. The post-intervention group had better observations of all vital signs in patients both with and without organ failure (χ2 test: p ≤ 0.002 for all vital signs)

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