The third edition of "Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: 2012​" appeared in the February 2013 issues of Critical Care Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine.

Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: 2012​​
Complete Implementation and Improvement Guide

Tables summarizing the recommendations can be a useful tool in clinical settings.

Initial Resuscitation and Infection Issues 
Hemodynamic Support and Adjunctive Therap​y
Other Supportive Therapy of Severe Sepsis
Special Considerations in Pediatrics​​


 SSC Statements


The SSC Executive Committee has released a statement based on the release of the ProCESS and ARISE trials.
Surviving Sepsis Campaign Statement Regarding Hemodynamic and Oximetric Monitoring in Response to ProCESS and ARISE Trials - 1 October, 2014

The SSC has received many inquiries regarding the recent publication of the Protocol-Based Care for Early Septic Shock (ProCESS) trial’s effect on the continuing activities of the Campaign.
SSC Reponds to the ProCESS Trial - May 19, 2014

After review of evidence, discussion of practice patterns, and emphasis of the need for early recognition of sepsis, the SSC leadership re-confirmed the use of triage time as "time zero" in the emergency department.
Statement from SSC Leadership on Time Zero in the Emergency Department.

In response to comments and questions, the SSC leadership has provided additional background regarding the guideline recommendation regarding measurement of CVP, ScvO2, and lactate.
Statement from the SCC Leadership on CVP, ScvO2, and Lactate Measurements.

 Guideline Translations


The Surviving Sepsis Campaign is committed to reducing mortality from severe sepsis and septic shock worldwide. The Guidelines have been translated into several languages.

Chinese Guidelines Translation
French Guidelines Translation
German Guidelines Translation
Japanese Guidelines Translation
Persian Guidelines Translation
Portuguese Guidelines Translation
Spanish Guidelines Translation