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​Professional Associations and Helpful Websites

BC Patient Safety and Quality Council: Sepsis

    • To increase awareness about sepsis, in 2015 the British Columbia Sepsis Network created lanyards and information tags to highlight the signs of sepsis.

Global Sepsis Alliance

Infection Prevention and Control Canada

Safer Healthcare Now! Sepsis

Sepsis Trust

  • Tool kits include guidelines and suggested standards for the Emergency Department, General and Acute Medical Wards, and Pediatrics.

Surviving Sepsis

  • Educational resource from Sepsis Trust (UK) built around early recognition and immediate management of sepsis – using "Sepsis Six" - for healthcare professionals.

National Health Service (UK) Basic information for patients and lay public

Sepsis Clinical Practice Guidelines

BC Patient Safety and Quality Council. BC sepsis guideline algorithm. BC Sepsis Network; 2013.

BC Patient Safety and Quality Council. Sepsis Guide: Improving care for sepsis. A 'Getting Started Kit' for sepsis improvement in emergency departments. BC Sepsis Network; 2012.

Dellinger RP, Levy MM, Rhodes A, et al. Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International guidelines for management of severe sepsis and septic shock: 2012. Crit Care Med. 2013; 41 (2): 580–637. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31827e83af.

Gould CV, Umscheid CA, Agarwal RK, Kuntz G, Pegues DA, Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC).Guideline for prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections 2009. Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology. 2010; 31 (4): 319-326.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement. How-to Guide: Prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2011.

Safer Healthcare Now! Prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI): Getting Started Kit. 2012.

Safer Healthcare Now! Prevent sepsis: Getting Started Kit. Canadian Patient Safety Institute: 2015.

Safer Healthcare Now! Prevent surgical site infections (SSI): Getting Started Kit. 2014.

Safer Healthcare Now! Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP): Getting Started Kit.

Saskatchewan Infection Prevention and Control Program. Guidelines for the prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in continuing care settings. Government of Saskatchewan Ministry of Health; 2013.

Additional Sepsis Prevention Resources

Barton JR, Sibai BM. Severe sepsis and septic shock in pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2012; 120 (3): 689–706. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e318263a52d.

Burke C. Perinatal sepsis. J Perinat Neonat Nurs. 2009; 23 (1): 42–51. doi: 10.1097/JPN.0b013e31819614ed.

Fernandez-Perez ER, Salman S, Pendem S, Farmer JC. Sepsis during pregnancy. Crit Care Med. 2005; 33 (10 Sup): S286-S293.

Kumar G, Kumar N, Taneja A, et al. Nationwide trends of severe sepsis in the 21st century (2000-2007). Chest. 2011; 140 (5): 1223-31. doi: 10.1378/chest.11-0352.

Yealy DT, Huang A, Delaney A, et al. Recognizing and managing sepsis: what needs to be done? BMC Med. 2015; 13: 98. doi: 10.1186/s12916-015-0335-2.