August 31, 2023

CDC launches new program to strengthen sepsis survival, recovery

By: Judy Mathias

Editor's Note

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on August 24, announced the launch of a new program to strengthen survival and recovery rates for sepsis patients, called the “Hospital Sepsis Program Core Elements.”

The program is aimed at helping hospitals implement, monitor, and optimize sepsis programs and improve survival rates.

The seven Sepsis Core Elements are:

  • Leadership commitment
  • Accountability
  • Multi-professional expertise
  • Action
  • Tracking
  • Reporting
  • Education.

The launch of the program coincides with September’s Sepsis Awareness Month.

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