Join MEDITECH in Signing the World Sepsis Declaration

Join MEDITECH in Signing the World Sepsis Declaration

Join MEDITECH in recognizing World Sepsis Day and signing the World Sepsis Declaration.

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Recognize World Sepsis Day 2018 by joining MEDITECH in signing the World Sepsis Declaration. Hundreds of organizations and individuals have committed to “this common call to worldwide action.”

The World Sepsis Declaration encourages the global community to achieve key targets by 2020, including:

  • Decreasing sepsis by 20% through handwashing, vaccinations, and other prevention strategies

  • Increasing sepsis survival rates by 10% through early recognition and standardized care

  • Making sepsis a household word

  • Improving recognition of sepsis by healthcare professionals

  • Establishing national sepsis registries to determine its global burden.  

The Global Sepsis Alliance states in a press release that sepsis remains the primary cause of death from infection, with hospital mortality rates up to 60 percent; its incidence in the developed world has increased dramatically at an annual rate of eight to 13 percent over the past decade.

What can you do to improve detection and treatment of sepsis? Check out our EHR Excellence Toolkit and Surveillance web pages for resources that can help.

 

 

Read how Avera Health reduced sepsis mortality with help from the MEDITECH EHR.

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