In response to the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine’s and the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3)
, the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) offers clarification on the implications of the new definition statements and guidance
for hospitals and practitioners.
Many organizations, including regulatory agencies and hospitals, are focused on sepsis quality improvement programs. The following advice is meant to put the recent publication of the consensus definitions in context to facilitate the continued successes of sepsis screening, early identification and treatment that have been the hallmark of SSC’s quality improvement efforts associated with improved survival during the preceding decade.Read the full statement from the SSC