Depending on the option your monitor has, it may be that only the Severe Sepsis Screening phase is
implemented. If, at the end of this phase sepsis has been confirmed, and the patient is transferred for
treatment in the resuscitation and management phases, you can transfer the current state, the settings
and the log from the SSC Sepsis Protocol in the MMS to another monitor with the full version of the
SSC Sepsis Protocol. The transfer of data and settings must be enabled in Configuration mode.
Always consider the specific clinical context for your patient, before following SSC Sepsis Protocol
The SSC Sepsis Protocol and this description are based on the SSC Guidelines for Management of
Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock from January 2008 and the SSC Bundle definitions from January 2005.
To check the version of the Guidelines and Bundle definitions on the monitor,
Orientation On The Screen
At the top of each window there is an orientation line showing the phases available on your monitor,
with the currently active phase highlighted.
You can also place the ProtocolWatch symbol, together with the currently active phase, on the main
screen, in one of the numeric positions. This allows you to see at a glance which phase is currently
active, even when no SSC Sepsis Protocol window is currently displayed.
If you need to enter data or perform an action in an SSC Sepsis Protocol window, the symbol will turn
into a SmartKey.
Transferring Patients And Moving Manually Between Phases
If a patient has already been diagnosed as having severe sepsis before connecting them to the monitor,
you can select
Sepsis Resuscitation Bundle to monitor treatment. Direct entry to the Sepsis Management Bundle is
also possible using the
If a patient has been screened on arrival, for example in the emergency department, then transferred to
Intensive Care when Sepsis is confirmed, the current state, the settings and the log from the SSC Sepsis
Protocol will be transferred with the MMS to the new monitor. Should it be necessary, you can select
the phase at the new monitor manually with
. The transfer of data and settings must be enabled in Configuration mode.
function and the time into the selected bundle can be set.
to go directly to the