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Emergency Department Sepsis Resources

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Sepsis E-learning Module for Emergency Departments

After completing this free online module you will be able to describe the pathophysiology of sepsis, identify the signs and symptoms of sepsis, and list the steps to treat sepsis effectively to prevent progression to severe sepsis or septic shock. Click the photo on the right to begin.

Note: Health Care Employees in BC wanting a record of completion for this course should access the module through the CCRS.


Sepsis Articles on Read by QxMD

The BC Sepsis Network is proud to introduce Read by QxMD as a knowledge translation partner in promoting the most up-to-date and best practice guidelines for treating sepsis.

Open-In-Read-2Lactate clearance vs central venous oxygen saturation as goals of early sepsis therapy: a randomized clinical trial

Open-In-Read-2The Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines 2012: Update for Emergency Physicians.

Open-In-Read-2Emergency management of sepsis: The simple stuff saves lives

Play Tetris To Treat Sepsis!

Click here to try Septris, an innovative web-based game developed by researchers at Stanford University Medical Center to train physicians to make quick treatment decisions for sepsis patients.



Quality Improvement and Sepsis Awareness Resources

bcsepsisguide BCSepsis Guide: Improving Care for Sepsis
A ‘Getting Started Kit’ for sepsis improvement in emergency departments (currently being updated)
driverdiagram BC Driver diagram – Ideas for Sepsis Change
This document provides a framework for reducing sepsis morbidity and mortality in emergency departments.
algorithm Emergency Department Sepsis Guidelines Algorithm (2017)
Provincial guidelines developed for managing adult patients presenting to the emergency department with sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock. Please let us know if you would like a colour laminated version for your emergency department.
poster BC Sepsis Awareness Posters
This set of four eye-catching posters are ideal for displaying in emergency departments.
Emergency Department Sepsis Screening Tool Emergency Department Sepsis Screening Tool (2017)
This popular lanyard attachment helps point-of-care staff identify sepsis early!