Collection and analysis of data from bundle compliance is crucial to the success of improvement efforts in the care of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign’s (SSC) electronic data collection tool has been updated to reflect the 2012 guidelines and bundles and allows institutions to measure activities as improvement cycles are implemented. Additionally, a new step-wise approach has been developed, which will assist institutions new to the bundles.
Before proceeding, it is vital that clinicians contact their Information Systems or Information Technology Department; administrative permission to download the database is required by most hospitals. These professionals can review the required system specifications and review all the important information provided on this website.
Also, please review the education resources on this page including "Using the Surviving Sepsis Data Collection Tool" to assure that you understand the features and capabilities.
Note: The Surviving Sepsis Campaign is no longer accepting data in the central repository located in Mount Prospect, IL, USA. The use of the data tool is for local quality improvement only.
Download the SCC Data Collection Tool
1. Contact your Information Systems or Information Technology Department
2. Read the Software Specifications and FAQs outlined below
3. Register and Download the SSC Data Collection Tool from this secure site: http://sscdb.sccm.org
Guides and Instructions
Data Collection Tool Download Instructions
Data Collection Tool Usage Instructions
Data Collection Tool Installation for Two Units
Data Collection Tool Technical Support Request
To request technical support for the SSC Data Collection Tool, complete the help desk request form. Response time will be within 2 business days.
Using the Surviving Sepsis Data Collection Tool
Learn how to use the tool efficiently and effectively in your institution from the primary designer and member of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign leadership. Christa Schorr, RN, MSN, explains the differences from the previous database and show users how to download and install it locally. She demonstrates reports that can be generated by participating facilities and answer participants' questions.
Download webcast slides (Right-click and Save the file on your computer. PowerPoint Required)
Note: Case mix is an optional field in the database site information area. If you do not know your case mix, CMS offers information. A hospital provider number is needed.