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). Be part of the SSC collaboratives. The application deadline has been extended, and applications are now due by November 30, 2013.
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 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.
The SSC Data Collection Tool is now available. Hospitals worldwide are encouraged to download this tool to improve the care of sepsis patients. Collecting data helps improve outcomes and inform benchmarking data. Hospitals seeking to download the Data Collection Tool should seek the help of their Information Technology Department.
The SSC has recently released new resources, including:
- The release of the SSC Data Collection Tool and an instructional webcast on using this tool
- A new podcast, Highlights from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines, by R. Phillip Dellinger, MD, MCCM. This is a must-listen for all implementing the SSC guidelines
- Translations of the SSC guidelines in Japanese, Persian, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, German and French