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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 134-137

Improving the care of sepsis: Between system redesign and professional responsibility: A roundtable discussion in the world sepsis day, September 25, 2013, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


1 Department of Intensive Care, College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 College of Public Health and Health Informatics, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Alpert Medical School and Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, USA
4 Department of Medical Services, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
5 Quality Management, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Yaseen Arabi
Department of Intensive Care, College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, P.O. Box 22490, Mail Code 1425, Riyadh 11426
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1737.134066

PMID: 24987470

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This paper summarizes the roundtable discussion in September 25, 2013, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as part of the World Sepsis Day held in King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh. The objectives of the roundtable discussion were to (1) review the chasm between the current management of sepsis and best practice, (2) discuss system redesign and role of the microsystem in sepsis management, (3) emphasize the multidisciplinary nature of the care of sepsis and that improvement of the care of sepsis is the responsibility of all, (4) discuss the bundle concept in sepsis management, and (5) reflect on the individual responsibility of the health care team toward sepsis with a focus on accountability and the moral agent.


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