Midgerman Sepsis Alliance
The concept of the Midgerman Sepsis Alliance (MSA) consolidates four main aspects into one network: regional, scientific, quality, and educational. Each one represents an underlying idea to improve patient care during and after severe sepsis and septic shock.
Regionalization means offering a network to local partners. It also emphasizes the necessity of well-prepared interfaces and pathways among every partner involved in the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis, including general practitioners, emergency medical services, primary to tertiary hospitals, and rehabilitation.
Science in the context of the MSA is a two-sided approach. Partners are given the opportunity to join multi-centered CSCC trials and receive prompt information on the latest study results or guidelines. This facilitates quicker breakthrough of up-to-the-minute knowledge to bedside.
Quality stands for all our partners’ ongoing striving for perfection and commitment to life-long learning, both as individuals and together as an institution. Participants can take advantage of offers like peer visits, benchmarking and exchanges with other experts.
Education is dedicated to fostering awareness of sepsis as a major threat in modern medicine, and to the early recognition and fast, guideline-adherent treatment for individual patient.
As sepsis can occur in nearly any field of medicine and any phase of medical treatment, it is vital to develop training concepts for medical and nursing students as well as experienced physicians and nurses. At the first meeting in the spring of 2012, 80 partners from all three Midgerman states (Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia) participated in the founding phase of the MSA. Five workgroups have already been started.