Improving Diagnosis and Treatment of Maternal Sepsis Errata 7/1/2022

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.

Stay tuned for updates to the Sepsis Toolkit, coming third quarter of 2024.

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Improving Diagnosis and Treatment of Maternal Sepsis Toolkit Errata 7/1/2022

Errata: Appendix A Updated

The table in Appendix A was meant to provide the operational differences between clinical criteria for sepsis and not definitions as we used the word "term" and not "definition." To further clarify, “Clinical Criteria” has been added at the top of the first column of this table. Additionally, there was a typo in the Sepsis clinical criteria in the Sepsis-3 column. It should have said SOFA, not qSOFA. What erroneously stated "infection and qSOFA of 2 or more" has been changed to "Organ dysfunction (SOFA score of > 2 or more from baseline) caused by infection".

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