Sepsis identification tool wins national patient safety prize

Sepsis identification tool wins national patient safety prize

Posted on August 12

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A tool developed by AHSNs which aims to save lives by making it easier to spot the signs of sepsis has won a national patient safety award.

The Suspicion of Sepsis (SOS) Insights dashboard took the Best Emerging Solution prize at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards.

It was developed by Imperial College Health Partners and the Patient Safety Measurement Unit building on initial work by the Oxford Patient Safety Collaborative on a methodology for measuring sepsis. For the first time it enables reliable data to be harnessed to monitor and assess the impact of interventions on deteriorating patients with SOS.

The judges said: “We were particularly impressed with the collaborative work this team undertook and the scale and pace of this project. We also commend the ambitious plans for further development.”

It was the second year running that the Oxford AHSN picked up one of the top prizes at the Awards. In 2018 the Good Hydration! initiative to reduce urinary tract infections in care homes won the Quality Improvement Initiative of the year award.