Fortunately, Alissa D’Amelio who is the Senior Project Manager for Regulatory and Professional Affairs at the GNYHA was kind enough to forward me a copy of the guidelines.
The disclaimer at the bottom of the guidelines that was partially hidden in Mr. Dwyer’s article stated in full:
GNYHA and UHF hereby disclaim all warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy of any of the information contained herein, or its fitness for any particular use or purpose. These materials are intended to provide you with information and resources that may assist your organization and should not be used as a substitute for clinical or medical judgment.
In addition, Ms. D’Amelio also specifically stated in her e-mail
Also, please note that the STOP Sepsis Collaborative is a quality improvement initiative that focuses on the adult population, which is the target population for this template tool.
Jim Dwyer did not return e-mails for comment on these issues. And he still hasn’t given me the names of the editors who approved his story for publication, either.