The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) will conduct a point prevalence study, the International Multicentre PREvalence Study on Sepsis (IMPRESS), on November 7, 2013, to better understand the global burden of severe sepsis and septic shock in adult patients. Conducted by the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, under the framework of the SSC, IMPRESS aims to help clinicians and researchers better understand the global burden of sepsis. De-identified patient-level data will be collected on patients presenting to a participating intensive care unit (ICU) or emergency department with severe sepsis or septic shock within a 24-hour period, midnight to midnight on November 7, 2013. Data collected as part of routine clinical care, including hospital and ICU characteristics, patient characteristics, severity of illness, adherence to SSC bundle elements, and mortality, will be used for this study.
Interested hospitals from all countries are encouraged to visit www.impress-ssc.com for further details or to register for the study. Instructions and information on institutional review board approvals are also provided.
Stay up to date on SSC events and resources at www.survivingsepsis.org. Recent updates include:
- The addition of translated SSC guidelines in Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, German and French
- The availability of guideline implementation kits that offer posters, pocket guides, bundle cards, lapel pins and a list of resources
- The release of a statement from SSC leadership on central venous pressure, central venous oxygen saturation, and lactate measurements
- The availability of archived webcasts and related slides for educational purposes