May 18, 2018

Surviving Sepsis Campaign / Intensive Care Med

The Surviving Sepsis Campaign Bundle: 2018 update


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” with the explicit intention of beginning resuscitation and management immediately. This new sepsis “Hour-1 Bundle” should be introduced to staff in the emergency department (ED), wards, and intensive care unit as the next iteration of ever-improving tools in the care of patients with sepsis and septic shock as we all work to lessen the global burden of sepsis.

ESICM is releasing the The Surviving Sepsis Campaign Bundle: 2018 update (Free Access) in our official journal Intensive Care Medicine. Additionally, we have prepared a short animation video to highlight the five steps of the Hour-1 Bundle that healthcare providers should begin as soon as sepsis is recognised:

Interested in learning more about the updated bundle?

You can find the new SSC Hour-1 Bundle and related resources (including free printable infograph and pocket card) at SSC will also host an live webcast in the coming months presented by the lead authors of this paper. We will update you on details about how to join this interactive session in the weeks to follow.

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