Join the Sepsis Point Prevalence Study

The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) will conduct a point prevalence study, the International Multicentre PREvalence Study on Sepsis (IMPRESS), on November 7, 2013. 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.

At least 1,000 institutions are sought to participate in the study. If your team has not yet joined, now is the time to be a part of this important effort.

More than 500 sites from 64 nations have registered to participate in IMPRESS, each recognizing their role in helping researchers better understand the global burden of severe sepsis and septic shock in adult patients.

De-identified patient-level data will be collected on patients with severe sepsis or septic shock presenting to a participating intensive care unit (ICU) or emergency department 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.

The Sepsis Alliance recognized the Surviving Sepsis Campaign with its Sepsis Heroes Award, commending the group for its contributions to advancing sepsis care and awareness. Presented in New York during the Sepsis Alliance’s event, An Evening with Sepsis Heroes: Celebrating Champions of Sepsis Awareness, the award was accepted by European Society of Critical Intensive Care Medicine President Jean-Daniel Chiche , MD, and SSC co-founders, Mitchell M. Levy, MD, FCCM, and R. Phillip Dellinger, MD, MCCM, on behalf of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. James Obrien, MD, MSC, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Sepsis Alliance, presented the award.


“The Surviving Sepsis Campaign has achieved incredible globalization and buy-in from both scientific organizations and practicing clinicians,” said Dellinger. “This is a tribute to the volunteers on the guidelines committee, the volunteer leadership and the volunteers in the trenches at hospitals participating in the Campaign’s performance improvement program.” Congratulations to the SSC on this achievement as it enters its tenth year.

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