Washington State: Sepsis Treatment and Recovery Network
The long-term effects of sepsis recovery can result in multiple hospitalizations. About one-third of patients die in the year after sepsis and one in six survivors experience severe persistent weakness or difficulty with memory, concentration or decision making. Hospitals across Washington state are joining together to change the odds for sepsis survivors. The new Sepsis Treatment and Recovery (STAR) Network is providing hospitals and post-acute care facilities, with access to real-time information on sepsis survivor care events to improve outcomes and long-term recovery for sepsis survivors.
The STAR Network will focus on four strategies to improve care for patients with sepsis and reduce the number who need to return to the hospital after their first visit:
- Rapidly identifying and treating sepsis and septic shock
- Educating patients and families about the special care they will need to fully recover
- Working to ensure providers outside the hospital have the information they need to treat patients after sepsis
- Recognizing and quickly treating physical and cognitive problems that develop after sepsis
The real-time data access offered in collaboration with PatientPing, the nation's leading care collaboration platform, will allow STAR Network participants to identify sepsis survivors care events (admissions, discharges or transfers) in real time across Washington.