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Wolters Kluwer Reaffirms Commitment to Saving Lives from Sepsis

March 3, 2020

 

Sepsis Alliance received support from Wolters Kluwer for

the Sepsis Coordinator Network.

 
Sepsis Alliance is proud to announce that Wolters Kluwer has reaffirmed its commitment to enhancing patient care and saving lives through their support of the Sepsis Coordinator Network (SCN). The SCN is a peer-to-peer network that provides its members with evidence-based, best-practice resources and guidance to identify and treat sepsis. Sepsis is a public health crisis that takes approximately 270,000 lives a year in the United States – that is one life every 2 minutes. Yet, as many as 80% of sepsis deaths could be prevented with rapid diagnosis and treatment.

“Wolters Kluwer is committed to increasing sepsis survivorship and overall patient outcomes by supporting programs like the Sepsis Coordinator Network. It’s essential we empower healthcare providers to improve timely recognition and treatment of sepsis in their facilities,” said Karen Kobelski, General Manager for Clinical Surveillance, Compliance & Data Solutions at Wolters Kluwer, Health.

Launched in May 2018, the SCN’s membership has grown to over 2,200 healthcare professionals from more than 1,800 hospitals in all 50 states, covering more than 624,000 hospital beds. This online network offers its members a place to connect, ask questions, share best-practices, and download free evidence-based resources. The SCN also provides educational webinars on key sepsis topics, treatments, and at-risk populations. Many of them offer free continuing education credits.

“Through the Sepsis Coordinator Network, I’ve connected with like-minded healthcare providers from across the country, and the world, who are dedicated to improving sepsis diagnosis and care in their facilities,” said Rosemary Grant, Director, Safety and Quality, Washington State Hospital Association. “It’s great to be able to rely on this community to learn about best-practices, solutions, and new ideas that worked for them and not have to reinvent the wheel.”

The SCN is led by experts in the field of nursing with critical experience in caring for sepsis patients. A complementary team of healthcare professionals from across the continuum of care serve as clinical advisors in specialized areas. They include physicians, pharmacists, and mental health specialists, among others.

Wolters Kluwer provides trusted clinical technology and evidence-based solutions that engage clinicians, patients, researchers, and the next generation of healthcare providers. With a focus on clinical effectiveness, research and learning, clinical surveillance and compliance and interoperability and data intelligence, their solutions drive effective decision-making and consistent outcomes across the continuum of care. Visit POCadvisor.com to learn more about how Wolters Kluwer is making a deeper impact on detection and treatment of sepsis.

To learn more about the SCN, and how to join, visit www.sepsiscoordinatornetwork.org.