Three Clinicians Share Views about How to Improve Sepsis CareThis week, in conjunction with our recent Vital Signs report, CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog featured 3 posts highlighting the critical role healthcare providers play in preventing sepsis and in saving the lives of patients who get it.
Frontline Staff are Critical to the Success of Sepsis Care Improvement Efforts. Martin E. Doerfler, MD, senior vice president of clinical strategy and development and associate chief medical officer at Northwell Health, discusses how Northwell used sepsis early recognition programs to empower frontline staff and successfully reduce sepsis deaths.
Everyone has a Role in Sepsis Prevention. Denise Cardo, MD, director of CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, discusses the importance of educating patients and their families about sepsis, treating infections promptly, and acting fast when sepsis does occur.
The Surviving Sepsis Campaign – The Past, The Present, and an Exciting Future. Craig Coopersmith, MD, professor of surgery at Emory University School of Medicine, discusses the Campaign’s efforts to help facilities reduce sepsis mortality and the Campaign’s vision to improve sepsis care.
Join the conversation about sepsis at CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog!