Canadian doctors don’t frequently encounter kids with sepsis, as pediatric sepsis in Canada is rare, not at all like in developing nations. Though recent death feature the requirement for dependable, quick identification proof of early sepsis, as the condition can be deadly if not treated rapidly.
Now, a new study suggests that the smart technology and artificial intelligence could be used to improve detection of sepsis in children in Canada.
Smart technologies like those used to program washing machines and automate medical imaging processing could be utilized to automate data combinations of sepsis symptoms and other relevant information.
Mark Ansermino, University of British Columbia and BC Children’s Hospital said, “The optimal sepsis trigger tool needs to be rapid, objective, accurate and low cost; must easily integrate into the current workflow of a busy clinical setting; should require minimal training and require minimal additional effort; and offer a clear clinical benefit, particularly in community settings where the prevalence and clinical experience with sepsis is likely to be low.”
“The recognition and anticipation of sepsis represent an important opportunity for artificial intelligence to revolutionize health care, by optimizing algorithms to a degree of accuracy that would avoid alert fatigue and optimize efficiencies in workflow.”
The study is published in the journal CMAJ.