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Septris-A Sepsis Educational Tool

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Lisa Shieh MD, PhD, FHM

Stanford Hospital and Clinics Department of Quality, Patient Safety and Effectiveness


Sepsis strikes approximately 750,000 people in the US and is responsible for more than 215,000 deaths. Mortality remains high at 25-50% at a cost of $17 billion each year [1]. Septic states have become far too common; with unacceptable high mortality rates and lengthy hospitalizations, it is one of the most costly conditions to treat. This activity provides a practical approach to early sepsis identification and application of evidence-based management (best practice) and evidence-based guidelines. Interactive case scenarios will be used to put these principles into practice. Learn more.

Intended Audience

Designed for hospital-based medical and surgical, intensive care and emergency department physicians and nurses. Please note this is an educational tool and the clinical information found in this game is part of an educational material. It should not take the place of practitioner decision-making in clinical circumstances.

1 Angus DC, Linde-Zwirble WT, Lidicker J, Clermont G, Carcillo J, Pinsky MR. Epidemiology of severe sepsis in the United States: Analysis of incidence, outcome, and associated costs of care. Crit Care Med. 2001 Jul;29(7):1303-10.

Last reviewed: March 1, 2014.

Topics: Critical Care Emergency Medicine Infectious Disease