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 Sepsis conference

Secretary of Health Karen Murphy invited each hospital in Pennsylvania to send their chief medical officer, chief nursing officer and quality assurance representative to a one-day conference in Harrisburg in October 2016. The conference brought together sepsis experts from across the state to discuss how Pennsylvania can combat sepsis. This page features the many great presentations from the conference along with video footage from the conference.




Christopher Aiello
Andy Carter 
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania
Secretary Karen Murphy, PhD, RN
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Derek C. Angus. MD, MPH, FRCP
Sepsis Protocol Design: Recognition and Risk Stratification
Meeta Prasad Kerlin, MD MSCE
Sepsis Protocol Design: Management
Christopher Seymour, MD, MSc
Gaining Momentum in Sepsis Care in Pennsylvania
Hospital & Healthsystem Association

Closing Remarks
Loren Robinson, MD, MSHP, FAAP

Panel Discussions

Moderated by Secretary Murphy
Moderated by Mark E. Mikkelsen, MD, MSCE



Sepsis Stories
Carole and Ty Moss tell the tragic story of losing their 15-year-old son, Nile, to a MRSA infection that developed into sepsis, a complication caused by the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection.
The Rory Staunton Foundation
Founded in memory of Rory Staunton a 12-year-old boy who lost his life to sepsis in 2012. Click to learn more about Rory's story and the many accomplishments of the Rory Staunton Foundation.
Protocols and Checklists (PDF)
Sepsis Alert Checklist (Wesley Healthcare)
Adult Sepsis Management Pathway (St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals)
ICU Severe Sepsis Screening Tool (Saint Joseph Mercy Health System)
Patient Units Severe Sepsis Screening Tool (Saint Joseph Mercy Health System)
Surviving Sepsis Campaign Bundles (Saint Joseph Mercy Health System)
Prenatal Screening Tool (Dignity Health)
Organizations and Coalitions
Suriving Sepsis Campaign