There are around 48,000 cases of sepsis every year in the UK and 1 in 4 people admitted to hospital with sepsis die.
The AQ measures focus on early recognition using the National Early Warning Score, assessment using blood cultures and serum lactate and prompt administration of IV fluids and antibiotics.
They also cover senior review and whether the patient was on a sepsis care pathway.
Sep-11 NEWS2 recorded within 1 hour of arrival
Sep-12 Blood cultures within 1 hour of diagnosis
Sep-13 Antibiotics within 1 hour of diagnosis
Sep-14 Serum lactate within 1 hour of diagnosis
Sep-15 IV fluids within 1 hour of diagnosis
Sep-16 Senior review within 2 hours of diagnosis
Sep-17 Care pathway commenced