SSC UPDATE: New Evidence
NEW ICM ARTICLE ONLINE NOW
A new ONLINE FIRST article in Intensive Care Medicine provides in-depth information about progress of the ongoing campaign to lower mortality rates and improve outcomes in sepsis.
In "Surviving Sepsis Campaign: association between performance metrics and outcomes in a 7.5-year study" (October 2014), Levy et al., highlight the following key messages:
- data demonstrates that adherence to the SSC's guidelines continuously results in reducing mortality rates in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock, and
- recent evidence, in conjunction with data collected over the last 7.5 years of the campaign both serve as confirmation that in real life situations, compliance to a process is more important than focus on individual strategies.
Read this revealing new article on sepsis in ICM here: Surviving Sepsis Campaign: association between performance metrics and outcomes in a 7.5-year study.
Latest version of the SSC guidelines: Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock, 2012