What is CDC Doing?
CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion’s sepsis-related work includes:
- Understanding the epidemiology of sepsis by assessing the adult sepsis burdenExternal and identifying factors that put people at higher risk for sepsis.
- Working with pediatric and critical care specialists to develop ways to assess sepsis burden in children.
- Developing tools for tracking sepsis, such as the Hospital Toolkit for Adult Sepsis Surveillance Cdc-pdf[PDF – 126 MB], to help healthcare facilities assess adult sepsis incidence within their facilities.
- Working with partners, including the CDC Prevention Epicenters, to develop innovative ways to improve sepsis early detection and treatment.
- Promoting early recognition and timely treatment of sepsis through:
- Preventing infections in health care settings and in the community so that infections that can lead to sepsis can be stopped before they happen