E-QUAL Network Sepsis Initiative

Sepsis Initiative Goal:

Our aims for this initiative include:

  • To improve provider and nurse knowledge of early identification, treatment and reassessment of sepsis
  • To assist EDs in implementing best practices that support evidence-based sepsis care
  • To improve performance on metrics and meet regulatory requirement: CMS SEP-1 and CEDR sepsis measure
  • To develop expertise in the application of effective clinical and quality improvement method


The guidelines, measures, education and quality improvement activities and related data specifications developed by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Emergency Quality Network are intended to facilitate quality improvement activities by physicians. The materials are intended to provide information and assist physicians in enhancing quality of care. The materials do not establish a standard of medical care, and have not been tested for all potential applications and therefore should not be used as a substitute for clinical or medical judgment. Materials are subject to review and may be revised or rescinded at any time by ACEP. The materials may not be altered without prior written approval from ACEP. The materials, while copyrighted, can be reproduced and distributed, without modification, for noncommercial purposes (e.g., use by health care providers in connection with their practices).

Neither ACEP nor its members shall be responsible for any use of the materials or measures.

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