The Commission is developing a Sepsis Clinical Care Standard, one of eight projects commissioned under the National Sepsis Program.
Currently, Australia does not have a nationally agreed guideline on sepsis. A Sepsis Clinical Care Standard and supporting materials will be developed to support improvements in the delivery of sepsis care.
The goal of the Sepsis Clinical Care Standard is to ensure that a patient presenting with signs and symptoms of sepsis receives optimal care, from symptom onset through to discharge from hospital and survivorship care. This includes timely recognition of sepsis, early and appropriate antimicrobial therapy and continuity of care from the acute setting through to discharge and survivorship.