Results from the International Multicentre Prevalence Study on Sepsis (IMPreSS) were recently released.
IMPreSS was a global observational study undertaken by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) and the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) as part of their joint collaboration, the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC). The study looked at 1,794 patients from 62 countries who had either severe sepsis or septic shock. Compliance with the SSC bundles was tracked, as were outcomes. Compliance with all of the evidence-based bundle metrics was not high. However, successful completion of all elements was associated with a greater likelihood of survival after adjustment for confounders at both three and six hours.
The SSC is a joint collaboration of SCCM and ESICM committed to reducing mortality from severe sepsis and septic shock worldwide.