The Surviving Sepsis Campaign Bundle: 2018 update

The Surviving Sepsis Campaign Bundle: 2018 update INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) has released a new updated Hour-1 Bundle to reflect the latest evidence from the International Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock 2016. In this revision of the SSC bundles, the 3-hour and 6-hour bundles have been combined into a single “Hour-1 Bundle” […]

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World Hand Hygiene Day

Join the Clean Hands Challenge World Hand Hygiene Day on May 5th! To support this year’s slogan “It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in healthcare”, ESICM is encouraging members,  colleagues and followers from around the world to participate in the Clean Hands Challenge. The Clean Hands Challenge is a global challenge focused on educating all healthcare workers about hand hygiene […]

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WHO: SAVE LIVES – How to Prevent Sepsis

It’s in your hands – Prevent Sepsis in Healthcare As part of its “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands” campaign, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is working to raise awareness amongst healthcare professionals about the prevention of healthcare-associated sepsis through hand hygiene and infection prevention and control (IPC). They have provided a number of key resources for practitioners […]

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ICM ~ Your weekly ONLINE FIRST articles

ONLINE FIRST (FREE ACCESS)   Understanding the Disease ~ Takeshi Yoshida et al. Understanding spontaneous vs. ventilator breaths: Impact and monitoring. From the Inside ~ Thomas Bein. Successful repair of aortic dissection, but no more playing with the grandsons. Letter ~ Maja K. von Cube et al. Relative risk and population-attributable fraction of ICU death caused by susceptible […]

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Event: Sepsis – The most preventable cause of death and disability in Europe – A call to EU Action

Event: Sepsis – The most preventable cause of death and disability in Europe – A call to EU Action On Tuesday, March 20th, 2018, the Global Sepsis Alliance, jointly with EU Commissioner for Health & Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, will host the event ‘Sepsis – The Most Preventable Cause of Death and Disability in Europe […]

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Are SOFA, SIRS, PELOD-2, and qSOFA accurate outcome predictors in children?

EJRC Article Review   Paediatric sepsis definitions are based upon expert consensus from the International Paediatric Sepsis Consensus Conference [1]. The adult Sepsis-3 update on definitions has changed how patients with sepsis are identified, thus impacting on the research and quality indicators associated with its management [2]. Schlapbach et al. compared the performance of SIRS, […]

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SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands

WHO’s global annual call to action for healthcare workers 5 May 2018: It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in healthcare   Sepsis is estimated to affect more than 30 million patients every year worldwide. While it often occurs prior to a patient’s access to the health facility, sepsis can also result from care provided […]

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