Did you know Sepsis is...

  • The leading Cause of Death in Hospitals
  • Almost 20 percent of hospitalized patients are readmitted within 30 days
  • Mortality Risk from sepsis increases by as much as 8% for every hour that treatment is delayed
  • 270,000 people die from sepsis each year in the U.S. or 1 every 2 minutes, which is more than prostate cancer, breast cancer, and opioid overdoses combined.

Mississippi Sepsis Stats:

  • Mississippi State Septicemia-Related Death Rate: 10.8/100,000
  • Mississippi State Septicemia Mortality Rate, National Rank: 35th
  • US Mortality Percentage 12.5%
  • MS Mortality Percentage 16.7% (ICD-10 Codes: A40-A41)
  • Increases the cost of inpatient stay to$18, 244 per episode and increases length of stay up to 18 additional days.
  • Current practices rely on subjective judgment (History) in the setting of clinical teams with the most limited experience ever.
  • Using current sepsis screening and practices will miss 1 in 8 patients.

MHCA is committed to reducing mortality and morbidity through timely recognition and intervention using the approved Sepsis Treatment Protocol/Transfer Guidance/ Education to Providers.

  • We offer education on the latest screening tools, medication therapy, and latest guidelines to a multidisciplinary audience (pre-hospital to ICU management)
  • We have already developed and written a transfer and treatment guideline that promotes standardized treatment protocols with the Sepsis Collaborative