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Sepsis Resources

Access all of the Society’s sepsis resources in one place.

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The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is a leader in sepsis education, quality improvement, and research. The Society is committed to improving early sepsis identification and reducing mortality and morbidity from sepsis.
 

Connect with Sepsis Experts

Join the SCCM Sepsis and Septic Shock community to connect and exchange knowledge about sepsis and septic shock, share solutions, and ask questions in this new community on SCCM Connect. You need not be an SCCM member to join. Just log in to or sign up for an SCCM account and click Join Community.

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Since 2002, the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) has been committed to reducing mortality and morbidity from sepsis and septic shock worldwide. A joint initiative of SCCM and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), the SSC produces guidelines and other resources.

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Surviving Sepsis Campaign Adult Guidelines

Review guidance for clinicians caring for adult patients with sepsis or septic shock.

Surviving Sepsis Campaign Children's Guidelines

Review guidance for clinicians caring for pediatric patients with sepsis or septic shock.

Quality Improvement and Research

AIMS Study

The Assessment of Implementation of Methods in Sepsis and Respiratory Failure (AIMS) study seeks to determine the safest and most effective approach to severe sepsis and septic shock intervention.

SCCM Diagnostic Excellence Program

Discover education and technology for accurate and rapid-cycle sepsis diagnoses.

Sepsis Definitions

Recommendations aimed at defining and enhancing the diagnoses of sepsis and septic shock.

Reducing Mortality From Sepsis in Low-Resource Settings

SCCM launched a new project dedicated to reducing mortality from sepsis in low-resource settings.

Additional Resources


LearnICU is the central location for all educational resources from SCCM, including the SCCM Resource Library, which houses numerous pieces of content on sepsis.

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Fluid Resuscitation in Children With Acute Kidney Injury

Fluid Resuscitation in Children With Acute Kidney Injury

Should critically injured children receive balanced crystalloid (BC) solutions or normal saline (NS) during fluid resuscitation? This Concise Critical Appraisal explores a recent study examining...

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Knowledge Area: Pediatrics Sepsis
The Impact of Blood Culture Positivity on Community-Acquired Sepsis

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The Impact of Blood Culture Positivity on Community-Acquired Sepsis

This Concise Critical Appraisal delves into the impact of blood culture positivity on community-acquired sepsis and evaluates the epidemiology, resistance profiles, and clinical outcomes of culture...

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Knowledge Area: Sepsis
SCCM Diagnostic Excellence Program Seeks to Transform Sepsis Care With Support of CMSS Grant

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SCCM Diagnostic Excellence Program Seeks to Transform Sepsis Care With Support of CMSS Grant

Sepsis is the leading cause of hospitalization and hospital deaths in the United States. SCCM has received a grant from the Council of Medical Specialty Societies to improve diagnostic excellence...

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SCCM Pod-489: The AIMS Trial: Battle of the Bundles, Hour-1 Versus 3-Hour

Podcasts

SCCM Pod-489: The AIMS Trial: Battle of the Bundles, Hour-1 Versus 3-Hour

The Assessment of Implementation of Methods in Sepsis and Respiratory Failure (AIMS) Study seeks to determine the safest and most effective approach to sepsis intervention using the evidence-based Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines...

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SCCM Pod-486: Strategies for Preventing Sepsis and Septic Shock in the Hospital Setting

Podcasts

SCCM Pod-486: Strategies for Preventing Sepsis and Septic Shock in the Hospital Setting

Maureen A. Madden, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC, CCRN, FCCM, is joined by Craig M. Coopersmith, MD, FACS, MCCM, to discuss optimal strategies for preventing sepsis and septic shock in the hospital setting. This podcast is funded by the Gordon and...

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SCCM Pod-480: Optimizing Sepsis Care Hour-1 Bundle at a Time

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SCCM Pod-480: Optimizing Sepsis Care Hour-1 Bundle at a Time

Marilyn N. Bulloch, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM, and Daleen Penoyer, PhD, RN, CCRP, FCNS, FAAN, FCCM, discuss how to develop and operationalize performance improvement teams to implement the Surviving Sepsis Campaign’s (SSC) Hour-1 Bundle...

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Knowledge Area: Sepsis