1. DeGregoris, Jana P. DNP, ANP-BC
  2. Bandong, Lyza DNP, AGACNP-BC
  3. White, Tameka DNP, ACNP-BC
  4. Brennan, Mary M. DNP, AGACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP


Background: Implementation of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) guidelines into practice has demonstrated improved outcomes.


Local Problem: Compliance with a sepsis protocol, based on the SSC guidelines, in an urban teaching hospital was below the national average.


Methods: A pre- and posttest intervention design was used to improve clinician knowledge, confidence, and compliance with the protocol.


Interventions: Educational modules were developed on the SSC guidelines and reminder system alerts (RSA) for timely revaluation of patients with sepsis and lactate monitoring were implemented.


Results: A total of 33 (48%) clinicians participated. There was an increase in knowledge, documentation of sepsis reassessment, and serum lactate monitoring. There was an improvement in clinician perceptions following the initiative.


Conclusions: The results demonstrate that education, combined with RSAs, can improve protocol knowledge and compliance.