Sepsis Resources

OHA highlights the work of other professional organizations with the shared goal of reducing sepsis mortality. Resources from these organizations have been used for the OHA statewide sepsis initiative.


For hospitals participating in the OHA Sepsis Initiative, below are links to the Gap Analysis and Sepsis Bundle components that will be measured as process measures. Additional information can be found throughout this website.



Sepsis Literature

This section highlights professional literature on sepsis. This OHA statewide sepsis initiative strives to use timely best practices and resources.
  • CDC Sepsis Posters - "Do You Know About Sepsis?" - New posters encourage patients and families to know the risks and spot the signs.

Sepsis Toolkits

These toolkits designed by Ohio and national organizations are shared as part of OHA's goal of eliminating sepsis mortality and morbidity. These toolkits offer resources, ideas and templates for designing sepsis-related materials for member hospitals. 


Prehospital Care:

Acute Care:

Post-acute Care:


If you have hospital toolkits you would be willing to share, please contact us at:


Greater New York Hospital Association

"This toolkit is a resource to help hospitals implement a targeted, sustainable infrastructure to reduce mortality associated with severe sepsis and septic shock in adult patients presenting to the emergency department (ED). It is designed to support hospitals in improving care processes to more quickly identify patients with severe sepsis and to provide timely and effective treatment through the use of evidence-based protocols.

Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET)

As a part of the Partnership for Patients program, the HRET in coordination with the AHA created a "SEVERE SEPSIS & SEPTIC SHOCK CHANGE PACKAGE: Early Recognition and Treatment of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock" toolkit.

Minnesota Hospital Association

The Minnesota Hospital Association coordinated the development of a Seeing Sepsis Tool Kit to facilitate the adoption of severe sepsis early detection tools and the Surviving Sepsis Campaign three- and six-hour care bundles by hospitals of all sizes.

Sepsis Organizations

OHA highlights other professional organizations with the shared goal of eliminating sepsis mortality and morbidity. Resources from these organizations have been utilized as resources for the OHA statewide sepsis initiative

Sepsis Alliance

"Sepsis Alliance is a charitable organization run by a team of dedicated laypeople and health care professionals who share a strong commitment to battling sepsis. The organization was founded in 2007, by Carl Flatley, MD whose daughter Erin died of sepsis when she was 23 years old.

Sepsis Alliance was created to raise sepsis awareness among both the general public and healthcare professionals. Sepsis awareness can and does save lives, yet fewer than half of American adults have ever heard the word. Sepsis Alliance also gives a voice to the millions of people who have been touched by sepsis – to the survivors, and the friends and family members of those who have survived or who have died. Survivors and those left behind often feel as if they are alone."

Surviving Sepsis

"The Surviving Sepsis Campaign is a joint collaboration of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine committed to reducing mortality from severe sepsis and septic shock worldwide. 

Initiated in 2002 at the ESICM’s annual meeting with the Barcelona Declaration, the Campaign progressed in phases that have expanded the scope and reach of the Campaign via publication of 3 editions of evidence-based guidelines, implementation of a performance improvement program, and analysis and publication of data from more than 30,000 patient charts collected around the world.  

Now recommitted  to increasing the number of hospitals contributing data to 10,000 worldwide; to applying the guidelines to 100% of patients in whom the diagnosis is suspected; and to developing a strategy to improve the care of septic patients in under resourced areas, the Campaign invites you to show your personal commitment to make a difference by downloading the Surviving Sepsis Declaration and sharing it with the team at your hospital."

Sepsis Trust

"At the UK Sepsis Trust, we recognize the scale and significance of the impact of severe sepsis on sufferers and their families. Although many patients return to a normal life, those who survive the condition may experience longstanding physical effects, and some suffer from psychological difficulties resulting from their prolonged illness.

We aim, through effort and through our status as a registered charity, to:

  • Provide support to patients and their relatives, including those bereaved by sepsis, through the provision of accessible information and the development of support networks
  • Raise public awareness of sepsis through engagement of traditional and social media resources
  • Continue, via our associated education program, Survive Sepsis, to educate health professionals of all disciplines in the importance of early sepsis recognition and management
  • Establish the infrastructure necessary to facilitate improvement through our Parliamentary lobbying campaign"

Minnesota Hospital Association - HEN

"The mission of the Minnesota Hospital Association is to enhance the ability of members to achieve their missions and goals.

Severe sepsis can be associated with a mortality rate of up to 50 percent in hospitals that do not utilize an early detection and treatment bundle. The Minnesota Hospital Association has coordinated the development of this Seeing Sepsis Tool Kit to facilitate the adoption of severe sepsis early detection tools and the Surviving Sepsis Campaign three- and six-hour care bundles by hospitals of all sizes."

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