Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening
response to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death. Nearly
258,000 Americans die each year from sepsis. It has been proven that many of
these deaths could be avoided with early detection strategies and rapid
Sepsis and septic shock can be associated with a mortality
rate of up to 50 percent in hospitals that do not use an early detection and
treatment bundle. MHA has coordinated development of the Seeing Sepsis toolkit,
which facilitates adoption of sepsis early-detection tools, and the Surviving
Sepsis Campaign, which provides three- and six-hour care bundles for hospitals
of all sizes.
Experts from across the state streamlined MHA’s
sepsis and septic shock resources and created a tiered sepsis road map. It
contains best practice recommendations for early identification and treatment, and
interdisciplinary team involvement in sepsis care, as well as quality
MHA members can log in to the website at the top-right corner of this page to view the sepsis road map.