Sepsis Toolkits

Highlighting toolkits designed by Ohio and national organizations with the shared goal of eliminating sepsis mortality and morbidity. These toolkits offer resources, ideas, and templates for designing sepsis related materials for your facility. 


Medina General Hospital

Sepsis Clock

Akron General Hospital

Surviving Sepsis Initiation - Education

Surviving Sepsis 3-Hour Bundle - Badge Backer

Akron General Hospital

SuThe Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital & Richard J. Solove Research Institute

Sepsis Pocket Guide

Mount Carmel Health System

Alert Policy/Procedure 
Hospital Poster - Sepsis/SIRS
ID Badges - Sepsis Bundles & Criteria

Salem Regional Medical Center

Hospital Sepsis Posters

This handout can be downloaded and printed at your facility for use by staff. This is a sepsis shock clock checklist to be used with patients suspected of having severe sepsis. It is not intended for use with DNRCC patients. The checklist shows the steps to be followed in the first three hours of suspected sepsis, within the fourth hour and within the sixth hours from time zero. The page has a space to affix the patient label for easy tracking of the scores. The primary first steps include identifying if the patient has two of the three key signs of severe sepsis. The form is not a permanent part of the medical record. It is sent to the quality department.

Sepsis Shock Clock Checklist download 

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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.

These materials are intended to provide a framework that can be customized to meet the needs of an individual institution regardless of size, academic status, staffing model, patient population, level of implementation, and available resources. In fact, the materials were initially developed as part of the GNYHA and United Hospital Fund (UHF) Strengthening Treatment and Outcomes for Patients (STOP) Sepsis Collaborative, which included 57 diverse participating hospitals. Although each institution faces unique challenges, this toolkit is designed to provide each hospital with a guide to develop comprehensive practices to ultimately reduce severe sepsis mortality rates."

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


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