- We can all improve the care we give to septic patients if we have better knowledge of our own performance.
- It is the intention of this Sepsis Week to develop a core data set that can be used to audit sepsis care in ICU admissions across Europe with a view to raising the standards of care to a level consistent with the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines.
- Improve sepsis care across Europe using an audit tool.
- Describe the regional differences in administered treatments for sepsis
- Describe areas of improvement in sepsis treatment for the future.
- Describe the epidemiology of severe sepsis and septic shock in Europe.
- Observational, multicenter, multinational, cross-sectional research.
- Intervention at unit level.
- Data will be collected during four periods of 1 week in one year.
- All types of ICU attending patients with severe sepsis, including:
- ICUs and intermediate care units.
- Pediatric and adult units.
- Academic and non-academic institutions
- Public and private institutions
- Units will be stratified according a previous survey.
- All European countries (distributed among ESICM and ESPNIC members).