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Medical Simulation Corporation Introduces Sepsis Quality Initiative Program
Date:10/28/2008

DENVER, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Simulation Corporation (MSC) announces the introduction of the SimSuite Sepsis Program, based on guidelines developed by the national Surviving Sepsis Campaign. The Sepsis Program is one offering in a full menu of SimSuite education solutions that address current national quality and patient safety initiatives.

Each year, sepsis strikes an estimated 750,000 people in the United States alone. Sepsis is the leading cause of death for non-cardiac, critically ill patients in the U.S. and is also very costly to treat. The 2008 HealthGrades National Hospital Quality Study found that if hospital quality improvement efforts were targeted to just four diagnoses (including sepsis), the U.S. could reduce potentially preventable deaths by approximately 54 percent, translating into hundreds of thousands of lives saved. Post-operative sepsis is also a patient safety quality indicator tracked closely by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of sepsis are crucial to improving patient outcomes. The SimSuite Sepsis Program focuses on early identification and appropriate treatment, with the goal of stopping the progression of sepsis into severe sepsis or septic shock.

Barbara McLean, MN, RN, CCRN, CCNS-NP, FCCM, Sepsis Program author and nationally-recognized critical care expert, remarks, "Simulation has been documented as an excellent tool for hospital educators and clinicians to use in the implementation of critical thinking and utilization of guidelines. The SimSuite Sepsis Program is the only simulation-based training solution that focuses on early identification as well as implementation of therapies using realistic, hands-on education. The SimSuite Sepsis Program facilitates strengthening the decision-making skills of all providers as well as providing support for the treatment of patients in all stages of sepsis."

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