On the World Sepsis Day, September 13, 2017, The Extended Study on Prevalence of Infection in Intensive Care (EPIC III) will be performed. EPIC III is a 24-hour point-prevalence study that will collect data on demographics, infection management, degree of organ dysfunction and patient outcomes in ICUs around the world. The EPIC study was performed in 1992 and EPIC II in 2007. Every ICU can join the project and participation will provide a nice opportunity for data comparison between ICUs, countries and continents.
EPIC III will be observational and non-interventional, and patient data will be anonymous. Data collection will be limited to simple variables that are easy to collect and routinely recorded. Data will be recorded using electronic case report forms (eCRF) (paper versions can be provided if online access is problematic or not available). In each country a coordinating center has obtained ethical approval fort he study, and participation will, therefore, only require informing your ethical committee according to local requirements.
The first EPIC study (the E stood for European) was performed in 1,417 ICUs in 17 countries in Western Europe that enrolled 10,038 patients. The EPIC II study (with the E from Extended) had 13,796 adult patients in 1,265 participating ICUs from 75 countries on the study day. Interested? Contact the study team at this page.
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Thank you for the information about EPIC III, Marc.
I look into the website bu cannot find the responsible organisation/institution for the study, which is it?
Birgitta Lytsy, M.D., Ph.D
Medical specialist in infection prevention and control and clinical bacteriology
Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infection Control
Uppsala University Hospital
Dag Hammarskolds vag 17
+46 18 611 39 03
+46 70 695 89 41
The coordinating centre is: Department of Intensive Care, Erasme University Hospital, Université libre de
Bruxelles, Belgium (Prof. Jean Louis Vincent)