September is Sepsis Awareness Month

September is Sepsis Awareness Month. SCCM is dedicated to raising awareness and education about sepsis and the importance of early identification.

The Surviving Sepsis Campaign’s (SSC) Sepsis on the Wards Collaborative was instrumental in identifying factors that contribute to improving the care of patients with sepsis on hospital wards and providing resources for implementation. The SSC recently published a comprehensive information guide, Early Identify of Sepsis on the Hospital Floors: Insights for Implementation of the Hour-1 Bundle.
The guide offers clinicians on hospital floors tools and resources to successfully implement the hour-1 bundle and sustain its success, addressing best practices for early identification of sepsis on hospital floors, such as:
  • Implementing and sustaining a quality improvement program
  • Defining the roles of team members
  • Overcoming barriers
  • Screening strategies