Today mHIMSS posted a new article, authored by Jason Maude, the Founder of Isabel Healthcare on the topic of diagnostic decision support tools.
Isabel Healthcare Blog
Necrotizing Fasciitis – "Don’t miss" as patient can quickly be severely harmed. Diagnosis is physical: Necrotizing fasciitis is an uncommon but life-threatening condition that carries a high risk of mortality and associated complications. It requires a high index of suspicion in order for it to be correctly diagnosed. Organisms invade a wound site and spread along the superficial and deep fascial planes causing a necrotizing infection. Necrotizing fasciitis should be urgently considered in any patient presenting with:
The Aimee Copeland story in the news about her ziplining accident into brackish waters when she contracted necrotizing fasciitis, an aggressive flesh-eating bacteria brought back awful memories for me. This is what happened to my daughter, Isabel, and was the inspiration for the start of Isabel Healthcare and the Isabel diagnosis checklist system.