The Kansas Sepsis Project and its participating physicians seeks to cut the mortality from severe sepsis in the state of Kansas by 10% by the end of 2015.

Our mission is to teach physicans, extenders, and nurses in all specialties and in hospitals of every size to recognize severe sepsis, to realize that it is an emergency, and to take rapid, organized steps to treat severe sepsis aggressively and successfully.

  • Severe sepsis affects more than 10,000 Kansans every year.
  • The mortality rate for severe sepsis in most hospitals in Kansas is approximately 50%.
  • Severe sepsis kills as many people in Kansas as acute MI.
  • With specific plans for recognition and treatment, the mortality rate can be lowered to below 20%.

By participating you will:

  • Recognize cardinal features of severe sepsis.
  • Initiate rapid, organized care for severe sepsis.
  • Evaluate your own data for recognizing and caring for severe sepsis patients.
  • Be able to initiate a performance improvement program.
  • Improve the outcomes, especially survival, of your patients with severe sepsis.

Physicians, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, and registered nurses are eligible for continuing education credit by participating in our severe sepsis quality improvement initiatives.

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Financial or Administrative Support Provided By:

  • The Midwest Critical Care Collaborative
  • The American College of Chest Physicians
  • The Chest Foundation
  • The University of Kansas Department of Continuing Medical Education
  • The University of Kansas Hospital
  • The Great Plains Geriatric Education Center