Implementation resources - Sepsis Clinical Care Standard

Resources to support implementation by healthcare services and clinicians including guidance and information, tools, templates, consumer resources, implementation case studies and podcasts.

Quality improvement tools

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    Audit, monitoring or reporting tool

    This self-assessment tool supports the development and monitoring of quality improvement plans for sepsis care by allowing services to assess their progress towards implementing key elements of the Sepsis Clinical Care Standard. The Sepsis Clinical Care Standard Self-Assessment Tool can be used when establishing a new sepsis program, or to support the delivery and continual improvement of an existing sepsis program. 

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    Audit, monitoring or reporting tool

    The Indicator Monitoring Tool is a data repository, analysis and reporting tool for the Sepsis Clinical Care Standard indicators. It can be used by healthcare services to capture and audit individual patient data, examine results and identify targets for improvement. A Quick Reference Guide and a demonstration version of the Indicator Monitoring Tool using sample data are available to support the use of the tool.

Implementation resources for healthcare services, clinicians and consumers

Information to support sepsis co-ordinator roles, antimicrobial access and use of lactate in recognising deterioration.

Resources to support discharge planning - including information for patients and families

Case studies featuring innovation in implementing sepsis care


Purple Pen Podcast

Dr Carolyn Hullick (ED Physician, Clinical Director at the Commission and Chair of the Sepsis Clinical Care Standard Topic Working Group) and Professor Jason Roberts (Professor of Medicine and Pharmacy at the University of Queensland, Pharmacist at Metro North Health and member of the Sepsis Clinical Care Standard Topic Working Group) talk to Kristin Xenos (Senior Project Officer at the Commission and cohost of the Purple Pen Podcast) about why we need a sepsis clinical care standard, how the standard was developed, and the management of sepsis including antimicrobial therapy and implications for antimicrobial stewardship.

Listen on your usual podcast platform (Apple Podcasts, Spotify etc) or visit the Purple Pen Podcast website.


onthewards is an online medical education resource with podcasts and blogs tailored to medical students and junior doctors. Hear Dr Carolyn Hullick and Professor Simon Finfer in conversation with Dr James Edwards. They discuss why the Sepsis Clinical Care Standard is so important, key challenges in the early diagnosis of sepsis, antimicrobial therapy and the challenges of coordinating sepsis care for patients.

Listen on your usual podcast platform or on the onthewards website.

Fact sheets about the Sepsis Clinical Care Standard

Other useful resources

The Sepsis Clinical Care Standard includes links to a range of related resources, including state and territory decision support tools and sepsis pathways, guidelines for recognising and responding to acute deterioration, resources to support antimicrobial therapy, and resources for consumers and carers.

The Spotlight on Sepsis video series aims to promote sepsis awareness amongst clinicians and the general community. The series was created as part of the National Sepsis Awareness Campaign. Use and share these videos to help build awareness about sepsis.