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OHA SOS Hospitals

All OHA member hospitals are invited to participate in the OHA statewide sepsis initiative.

OHA launched the initial phase of this early recognition/early intervention campaign with frontline hospital teams in late 2015.

Ohio hospitals have measured a 13.4 percent improvement in just the first 18 months of the initiative, representing 1,486 lives saved.

 

Benefits of participation

  • Collaboration with OHA's clinical leadership
  • Hospital-specific gap analyses and action plans
  • Monthly education calls and webinars
  • Access to online tools and resources
  • Shared insight to best practices and evidenced-based research
 

What's expected?

  • Formation of a multidisciplinary team with team leader
  • Submission of monthly outcome and process measures
  • Participation in outreach activities
  • Sharing effective practices
  • Collaboration with other participating hospitals
 

Request to Participate

To participate in the OHA Sepsis initiative, hospitals must complete the Letter of Commitment and submit it to Rosalie Weakland at Rosalie.Weakland@ohiohospitals.org.

 

Resources for Participating Hospitals

 

Signs of Sepsis

Recognizing the signs of sepsis is the first step to promoting early identification of sepsis.
 

3-Hour Bundle

Sepsis is a medical emergency. For patients who present at the hospital with severe sepsis, early intervention is critical for survival.

Promoting the 3-hour Bundle is the core of OHA’s clinical sepsis improvement efforts. This refers to an evidence-based process of care that must be completed within 3 hours from when a patient first presents with severe sepsis.
 

Physician Champion

 

Jim O'Brien, MD
Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors Chair

OHA is honored to have James O'Brien, MD, MS, serve as a physician champion to help guide our statewide sepsis initiative. Dr. O’Brien is chair of the national Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors.

Dr. O’Brien has authored papers on a wide variety of topics involving critically ill adults, including those with sepsis. He has been a participating investigator in a number of studies of critically ill patients, including novel therapeutics for sepsis. He has co-authored the guidelines for management of septic patients and has led initiatives to improve care delivery, including more timely antibiotic administration.

 

 

 
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