The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) is launching a quality improvement initiative to increase early recognition and treatment of sepsis in patients on hospital medical, surgical and telemetry units. It is seeking hospitals to participate in collaboratives in San Francisco, Chicago and the East Coast (meeting in Providence, RI).
The aim of this new initiative is to study, test and disseminate tools related to the early identification and treatment of sepsis on hospital floors. Participating hospitals will select one unit to enroll in this pilot project. During the course of the collaborative hospitals that experience significant improvements may choose to implement changes in other units outside the collaborative. At the end of the collaborative, a consensus statement will be produced along with change/tool packages free to hospitals across the world interested in improving their own care.
The SSC Collaborative initiative is made possible through a generous grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to continue the work of the SSC in the United States. There is no fee to join the collaborative. The Foundation’s support covers the costs of the faculty, collaborative project management, database support and benchmarking, virtual meeting support and other related expenses.
Apply to be part of the SSC collaboratives and learn more about the participation criteria and leading faculty. Applications are due by November 15, 2013.
The SSC Data Collection Tool is Now Available
Hospitals worldwide are encouraged to download the free data collection tool to improve the care of sepsis patient worldwide. Collecting data helps improve outcomes and inform benchmarking data. Hospital seeking to download the Data Collection Tool should seek the help of their Information Technology Department. A webcast detailing the data collection tool will be held October 21, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. Central Time.