Improving Diagnosis and Treatment of Maternal Sepsis

The Improving Diagnosis and Treatment of Maternal Sepsis toolkit was developed by the Maternal Sepsis Task Force as a resource for obstetricians, rapid response teams, and intensive care units who interact with women during pregnancy and in the postpartum period. The toolkit introduces a new two-step screening and confirmation process to more accurately diagnose and treat maternal sepsis. 

Key Elements and resources include: 

  • A new two-step approach to screening  
  • Algorithm for Maternal Sepsis Evaluation Flow Chart 
  • Assessment and monitoring recommendations 
  • Guidelines for distinguishing chorioamnionitis/intraamniotic infection from sepsis 
  • Guidance on antibiotics and source control by infectious conditions 

The toolkit is available to download after logging into CMQCC's website. If you do not already have a CMQCC Account, you will need to complete a brief survey to initialize an account.


Improving Diagnosis and Treatment of Maternal Sepsis Toolkit (2020)

Frequently Asked Questions

Slide Set for Professional Education

Informational Webinar

Individual sections of the toolkit are also available to download by clicking on the links below: