Earlier today, the Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s leading sepsis patient advocacy non-profit organization, today announced the launch of It’s About TIME, a national initiative to create broader awareness of sepsis and the need for urgency in seeking treatment when there are signs and symptoms.
The white paper, “It’s About TIME: Recognizing the Signs of Sepsis” aims to drive awareness among the medical community of sepsis as a medical emergency and the key signs and symptoms to recognize through the easy-to-remember T.I.M.E. acronym.
For every hour sepsis treatment is delayed, the risk of death increases as much as eight percent.
Angelica Hale is a passionate young singer from Atlanta, GA, who rose to stardom when she was the runner-up competitor on America’s Got Talent. Angelica is also a sepsis survivor. When she was 4 years old, she developed a bacterial infection in her lungs that progressed into double pneumonia, which then led to sepsis, causing organ failure. Fortunately, Angelica received the treatment she needed in time and recovered. Now, Angelica is using her passion for singing to help raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of sepsis. Watch the video of her story below.
Great Plains QIN is working to increase awareness and early recognition of sepsis. Our team is offering evidence-based tools, resources, training and subject matter experts to reach rural communities and raise awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency. We believe improvements can be made in early recognition and treatment of sepsis in the targeted communities to reduce progression from sepsis to severe sepsis and septic shock that may result in death. Learn more.