Clinical care standard indicators: Sepsis
Indicator Set Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
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Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 30/06/2022
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has developed these indicators to support healthcare services to monitor implementation of the care described in the Sepsis Clinical Care Standard (ACSQHC, 2022). The indicators included in this specification are a tool to support local clinical quality improvement and may be used to support other quality assurance and peer review activities.
The standard has been developed as one of eight components of the National Sepsis Program. The National Sepsis Program aims to improve early recognition, treatment, outcomes and post-discharge support for people at risk of, or diagnosed with, sepsis in Australia.
The goal of this standard is to ensure that a patient presenting with signs and symptoms of sepsis is recognised early and receives coordinated, best-practice care so that the risk of death or ongoing morbidity is reduced.
The standard relates to neonatal, paediatric and adult patients in the primary and community care, acute and non-acute settings. It relates to the patient journey from symptom onset, to discharge from hospital and survivorship care.
While the standard does not provide specific guidance on the management of sepsis in patients receiving palliative or end-of-life care, this care should align with patients’ individual healthcare directives.
The standard does not cover:
A clinical care standard contains a small number of quality statements that describe the clinical care expected for a specific clinical condition or procedure. Indicators are included for some quality statements to help health service organisations monitor how well they are implementing the care recommended in the clinical care standard.
The quality statements that are included in the Sepsis Clinical Care Standard are as follows: