The Tennessee Center for Patient Safety is committed to working with its members to improve hospital Sepsis care and associated patient outcomes. Nationally, the inpatient severe Sepsis mortality rate ranges from 20 to 50 percent.1

The goal of TCPS is to spread evidence-based Sepsis interventions. TCPS will assist hospitals in implementing early recognition Sepsis screening and standardized Sepsis treatment protocols and to reduce severe Sepsis readmission and mortality rates in TN.

1Martin GS. Sepsis, Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: Changes in Incidence, Pathogens, and Outcomes. Expert Rev Amti Infect Ther. 2012; 10 (6): 701-6

2018 Sepsis Webinar Series with Angela Craig

January 26, 2018 - Organizational Consensus that Sepsis be Managed Early and Aggressively
February 23, 2018 - Early Screening Tools and Triggers
March 23, 2018 - Implementation of the Sepsis Bundles
April 27, 2018 - Measuring Success

Surviving Sepsis Campaign:

Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock 2016
A User’s Guide to the 2016 Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines

Resources from Past Events:

2015 Sepsis Mini-Conference at Cookeville Regional Medical Center

HRET Resources:

HRET Sepsis Change Package 2017
HRET Sepsis Top Ten Checklist 2017
HRET Sepsis Webinars

Sepsis Contact

Rhonda Dickman
Clinical Quality Improvement Specialist


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