On this page you will find national and international sepsis publications as well as articles relating to the background, clinical tools and evaluation of the NSW SEPSIS KILLS program.
National and international publications and guidance
The National Sepsis Clinical Care Standard provides guidance to clinicians and health service organisations and information for consumers about the care they can expect to receive.
The Third Edition of the Australian national consensus statement for recognising and responding to acute physiological deterioration includes sepsis.
SEPSIS KILLS program publications
This report initiated the development of the SEPSIS KILLS program and describes the outcomes of a review of the deficits in timely recognition and management of sepsis in health facilities in NSW, Australia.
An article describing the implementation of a statewide program for early recognition and treatment of sepsis in emergency departments in NSW, Australia.
An article describing the importance of sepsis screening algorithms incorporating a serum lactate cut-off of ≥2 mmol/L as a threshold for the initiation of specific interventions and increased monitoring.
An article showing the lactate ≥2 mmol/L threshold-based LqSOFA(2) score performs better than qSOFA alone in identifying risk of adverse outcomes in ED patients with suspected sepsis.
A report detailing the evaluation of the performance of the CEC Adult Sepsis Pathway, CERNER Modified St John Rule and the qSOFA score. Subsequent modelling was undertaken for future clinical decision support development.
An article outlining the data driven approach to improve the clinical decision support on early detection of sepsis.
An article describing the evaluation in five emergency departments of a hybrid alert for identifying sepsis and secondary outcomes from infection.
An article showing the variability in the current body of literature investigating the implementation of clinical decision support systems for the early detection of sepsis in adult patients in hospital.
An article detailing the assessment of the performance of existing scoring systems and pathways (including the SEPSIS KILLS adult pathway) to identify individuals in the broader categories of sepsis.