CK Birla Hospitals-CMRI conducts sepsis programme

October 10, 2018 0 By CH Unnikrishnan

CK Birla Hospitals – Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) conducted a comprehensive sepsis management programme in Eastern India on the occasion of World Sepsis Day.

Organised in association with the Indian Sepsis Forum, Hospital Infection Society of India, SEMI WB chapter and Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM), the initiative enlightened the clinicians about the ways to combat sepsis in a holistic manner.

The Basic Sepsis Life Support Programme (BSLS), which included an in-depth review of sepsis along with its management and practical application required for dealing with patients suffering from sepsis, shared clinical knowledge, management guidance and organisation skills with doctors, nurses and healthcare personnel to improve clinical outcome.

India currently tackles 7,50,000 cases of sepsis every year, in which the mortality rate is 12.08 per cent in ICU patients and 59.26 per cent in those with critical stage sepsis. More than 90,000 people die every year in India due to sepsis, making it one of the most alarming causes of death in the country, according to Dr Arindam Kar, director & HOD, critical care unit, CK Birla Hospitals – CMRI.

Every year, World Sepsis Day is celebrated internationally on 13 September with awareness campaigns to facilitate a more comprehensive outlook into the management of sepsis. The BSLS programme was one such national level initiative which promised to mark the beginning of a more inclusive, updated and evidence-based approach to tackle the severity and life-threatening situations caused by sepsis.