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Executive summary
Report and recommendations

Advancing Sepsis Care in Post-Acute Settings: Recommendations to Improve Prevention and Early Recognition of Sepsis

The post-acute continuum is comprised of a diverse mix of provider organizations, including long-term acute hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities, home health services, rest homes, adult day health programs, and community-based supports.

People who receive care from providers in the post-acute continuum — those with multiple chronic health conditions, individuals over the age of 65, medically fragile children, and people living with disabilities — are all at higher risk of developing sepsis.

The Massachusetts Sepsis Consortium released Advancing Sepsis Care in Post-Acute Settings in March 2020 in response to the important role that post-acute and long term services and supports (LTSS) organizations play in preventing, recognizing, and treating sepsis.


Experts from the Post-Acute Sepsis Steering Committee compiled this toolkit to help organizations educate staff and implement protocols that improve sepsis care.