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Reducing Mortality From Sepsis in Low-Resource Settings

SCCM has received funding for a project aiming to reduce mortality in low-resource settings.

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The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) received funding for the initial phases of a project dedicated to reducing mortality from sepsis in low-resource settings. Phase 1 of the project will focus on better understanding the needs of those in low-resource settings through clinician surveys and focus groups, along with a literature review to determine available evidence of care and treatment in these settings. Phase 2 will focus on developing resources to help these areas, including revising the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines and existing implementation tools, developing new resources, and translating resources as needed.

Project Colead: Jorge Hidalgo, MD, MACP, MCCM, FCCP
Project Colead: Samuel Akech, MBChB, MMED, PhD
SCCM Staff: Vishakha Kumar, MD, MBA, and Hariyali Patel

Phases 1 and 2 of this four-phase project are funded through the Laerdal Foundation through September 2025.
SCCM Project Aims to Decrease Sepsis Deaths in Low-Resource Settings

About the Laerdal Foundation
The Laerdal Foundation was established to provide financial support to practically oriented research projects that can help prevent needless deaths from sudden cardiac arrest and trauma and during birth. The foundation particularly prioritizes applications in the focus areas defined in its strategy that are considered to have a high potential to improve patient outcomes.