September 14, 2023
The federal government is launching a national hospital effort to identify sepsis and save lives.
Announced last month, the Hospital Sepsis Program Core Elements initiative seeks to “help hospitals implement, monitor, and optimize sepsis programs and improve survival rates.” Early identification of the condition is key to prevent tissue and organ damage, and other severe outcomes, federal officials said. The program outlines the key components of hospital sepsis programs.
“Rapid diagnosis and immediate appropriate treatment, including antibiotics, are essential to saving lives, yet the challenges of awareness about and recognition of sepsis are enormous,” CDC Director Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH, said in a statement. “That’s why CDC is calling on all U.S. hospitals to have a sepsis program and raise the bar on sepsis care by incorporating these seven core elements.”
Among the key takeaways:
HAP’s quality team continues to support hospitals in their efforts to prevent and treat sepsis in their communities. Learn more about sepsis online.
Additional information about the program is available online.
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