CCRMC Making Great Strides in Fighting Sepsis
Every year, there are many sepsis deaths as heart attacks. In fact, sepsis kills more people than breast, colon, pancreatic and prostate cancer combined. Much attention and effort has been focused on reducing sepsis in the hospital setting, and in observance of World Sepsis Day, I want to congratulate the staff at our Contra Costa Regional Medical Center for reducing the sepsis mortality rate by nearly 50%.
The credit for this accomplishment belongs to our frontline staff and our Sepsis Team, which formed in 2010 with the goal of improving severe sepsis detection and management. The multidisciplinary Sepsis Team—which includes physicians, nurses, and representatives from administration, infection control and pharmacy services—has worked tirelessly to ensure we are delivering timely care. Their work isn’t simply making a statistical difference – it’s saving lives.
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