GNYHA and the United Hospital Fund (UHF) launched the STOP (Strengthening Treatment and Outcomes for Patients) Sepsis Collaborative in 2009 to support hospitals’ efforts to: improve care and reduce mortality, implement standardized processes for the recognition and treatment of sepsis, and to enhance communication and patient flow between the emergency department and other areas of the hospital.
GNYHA continues to support hospitals’ efforts through peer-to-peer collaboration about how to optimize early sepsis identification and treatment, and how to sustain and spread the achievements made during the STOP Sepsis Collaborative. GNYHA also assists hospitals’ efforts to meet requirements of the New York State sepsis regulations
The following materials may be helpful for hospitals interested in starting a severe sepsis and septic shock quality improvement initiative.
The following are resources for supporting hospitals in addressing severe sepsis and septic shock in the adult and pediatric patient populations.
Data collection for the GNYHA/UHF STOP Sepsis Collaborative concluded in January, 2014. However, the following survey tools may be helpful to support hospitals’ identification of gaps in processes as well as staff knowledge. In addition, GNYHA continues to assist hospitals in their efforts to meet the data collection requirements of the NYS Department of Health (DOH) sepsis regulations.
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