Stop Sepsis at Home

Under a grant from the New York Health Foundation, the Home Care Association of New York State (HCA) is working to help home care providers and clinicians identify and treat the 80% of cases where sepsis-related deaths are actually preventable.

Our solution draws on the unique position of home care providers who have the skills, infrastructure and the most direct contact with at-risk individuals in the community.

HCA – in partnership with home care provider clinicians, medical experts and quality improvement experts from IPRO and the Sepsis Alliance – have developed a first-in-the-nation, community-based screening tool for home care providers to identify pre-hospital or post-hospital onset of sepsis or risk of sepsis.

Our Stop Sepsis at Home campaign includes a series of in-depth statewide training sessions for home care clinicians, direct-care workers and agency leaders on the use of the HCA sepsis screening tool, including technical and case-review presentations, conferencing, statewide user calls, data sharing and distribution of supportive resources.

This initiative is conducted by the Home Care Association of New York State and HCA’s contracted partners in consultation with a project steering committee comprised of state and national sepsis experts, representatives of various health sectors and project partners.