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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.

Webcast to Discuss the Surviving Sepsis Campaign as Model for Mentoring

The Physician Assistant (PA) Section of the Society of Critical Medicine (SCCM) has identified the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) as a prime model for mentoring that improves patient care while affording PAs unique growth opportunities. This type of relationship can be applied to all professionals on the sepsis care team.

In this latest offering from the SSC webcast series, the PA Section will share examples of prime mentoring activities from the SSC. Presentations from the viewpoint of the mentee, mentor, and an objective educator will set the stage for participants to implement a mentoring program that can provide significant professional growth for all involved while furthering the reach of the SSC. Presenters include Ryan O’Gowan, MBA, PA-C, FCCM, from St. Vincent’s Hospital, Mari Mullen, MD, from the University of Massachusetts, and Emanuel P. Rivers, BS, MD, MPH, IOM, from Henry Ford Hospital. During this webcast, faculty will:

  • Describe the role of mentor and mentee in a healthcare setting
  • Explain the benefits of serving as a mentor
  • Outline goals for a mentoring relationship using the SSC as a model

The SSC as a Model for Mentoring webcast will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. Central Time (view additional time zones).

Register online today. If you have any questions, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

Previous SSC webcasts and related educational slide presentations are also available on a variety of topics.

This webcast series is supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Surviving Sepsis Campaign Implementation Kits
The Surviving Sepsis Campaign has developed pre-packaged kits to help clinicians improve sepsis identification, management and treatment within their institutions. Each kit contains two posters featuring the graded recommendations from the latest guidelines, 25 pocket guides, 25 bundle cards and a package of 15 Surviving Sepsis Campaign logo pins. Visit www.survivingsepsis.org/improvement for more resources.