World Sepsis Day 2016
To date, sepsis improvements in BC have focused primarily on emergency departments. In 2013, the 150 Lives campaign supported 32 Emergency Departments in screening and treating sepsis, to great effect: 755 patients were treated with a sepsis protocol, and we estimated that 151 lives were saved! Evidence suggests, however, that an even greater mortality benefit may be found by addressing inpatient-acquired sepsis1, 2.
That’s why we are excited to release the Speed is Life Inpatient Sepsis Toolkit as part of World Sepsis Day. Why do we say “Speed is Life”? The faster a patient is diagnosed and treated, the better their chance of survival. Dr. David Sweet, an emergency and intensive care physician, and our Clinical Lead for sepsis, states: “We want all admitted patients to be monitored for potential new infections acquired during their hospital stay and ensure they are treated appropriately to prevent them developing sepsis or septic shock.”
This toolkit aims to provide BC inpatient hospital wards with information, resources and tools to successfully initiate, implement and spread best practices for hospital-acquired infections in pediatric and adult patients. It is designed for multidisciplinary teams and clinical leaders working on inpatient wards who want to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of infection early – and treat it effectively.
Resources for World Sepsis Day 2016
- Access the Speed is Life Inpatient Sepsis Toolkit online, or download it as a PDF.
- Check out our Emergency Department sepsis resources. The BC Sepsis Guidelines Emergency Department Algorithm is one of our most popular resources.
- Visit the World Sepsis Day website for resources including articles, patient stories, sepsis facts, and infographics.
- Join the BC Sepsis Network to keep up to date on sepsis care in BC. The Network provides support for clinicians around our province to share resources, improve consistency of care, spread innovation and improvement ideas, and collaborate on change
World Sepsis Day 2016 timeline of events
- September 8th – 9th: The 1st Annual World Sepsis Congress. This online congress brings together over 70 speakers from 20 countries to tackle the number one preventable cause of death worldwide: sepsis. Participation is open to everyone with an internet connection and free of charge. Follow the hashtags #sepsis, #WSD16 and #worldsepsisday to see all the action. Click to download the schedule of events.
- September 13: World Sepsis Day. We will launch the Speed is Life toolkit on Twitter with a short video and the hashtags #sepsis and #WSD16.
- September 13: Sepsis Webinar. The Canadian Critical Care Society is hosting a webinar titled Caring for Septic Patients: An Update for Critical Care Practitioners from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PST on World Sepsis Day. Register here!
- Want to improve inpatient #sepsis ID & treatment? @BCSepsis has a new toolkit for you! http://ow.ly/LhVW303kVQd
- Overcome barriers to inpatient #sepsis ID & treatment with this new @BCSepsis toolkit. http://ow.ly/x07s303kVX5
- New inpatient #sepsis screening tools available from @BCSepsis in time for #WorldSepsisDay! http://ow.ly/RsK9303kVYH
- For #sepsis, ‘Speed is Life.’ Learn about timely recognition & treatment at www.bcsepsis.ca #bchc
- On Sep 8+9, join 70 speakers from 20 countries on the number 1 cause of death: #sepsis. Details: http://www.worldsepsiscongress.org/ #WSC2016
- 70 speakers, 20 countries, 13 sessions, 2 days: the 1st World #Sepsis Congress is Sep 8+9! Details: http://www.worldsepsiscongress.org/ #WSC16
- The World #Sepsis Declaration: reduce sepsis incidence by 20% by 2020! Show your support http://ow.ly/bLOQ303kVzv #WorldSepsisDay
- Take 97 seconds to consider the impact #sepsis has on families left behind. http://ow.ly/7jXC303kUFc
- #Sepsis affects nearly 2x as many ppl as stroke & heart attacks. Learn more: http://ow.ly/Uu8Z303kVpA #WorldSepsisDay
- Someone dies of #sepsis every 3-4 seconds. Sep 13 is #WorldSepsisDay – learn to recognize early warning signs. http://ow.ly/QS7a303kVi2
- Sep 13 is #WorldSepsisDay! Learn more about how BC is improving care for #sepsis at www.bcsepsis.ca #bchc
- Learn how to stop #sepsis deaths & provide “Best Care, No Matter Where” – join the BC Sepsis Network http://ow.ly/UnB6303kVtb @BCSepsis #bchc
- One study of over 15,000 patients found mortality rates for patients admitted to ICU from hospital wards was significantly higher (46.8%) than for those admitted from the Emergency Department (27.6%). Source: Levy M et al. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Results of an international guideline performance campaign to improvement program targeting severe sepsis. Crit Care Med 2010;38:2.
- Additionally, an implementation study of sepsis identification and treatment algorithms found the greatest benefit for inpatients (15.4%) when compared to the Emergency Dept (13.9%) or ICU (12.1%). Source: Cannon C et. al. The Genesis Project: A multicenter Quality Improvement Collaborative. J of Int Care Med 2013;28(6):355-68.
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