ACS News Alert! Sepsis Redefined

Posted by Susan Wallace on 03/04/2016

Important updates to the definitions for sepsis and septic shock were published on February 23, 2016 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Since 1991, the International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis have been referenced for clinical documentation and coding in the health record.  This latest definition has significant implications when establishing hospital query indicators and clinically validating documentation for coding of sepsis and septic shock.  Read more