In 2011, Sepsis Alliance designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month. Every September since, individuals and healthcare professionals, in every area of medicine and organizations big and small, are encouraged to help save lives by raising awareness of the leading cause of deaths in U.S. hospitals – SEPSIS.
- Each year, at least 1.7 million adults in America develop sepsis
- Nearly 270,000 Americans die as a result of sepsis
- 1 in 3 patients who die in a hospital have sepsis
We want everyone to know the signs and symptoms of sepsis, so no one has to unnecessarily suffer from this life-threatening condition. Together we can make this happen. The National Sepsis Alliance has prepared a toolkit with everything you need to raise sepsis awareness among your friends, family and others in your community. Sepsis Toolkit.
Below are a variety of patient and clinician educational resources:
- Patient fact sheets created in collaboration with the Sepsis Alliance, Rory Staunton Foundation and the CDC
- Surviving Sepsis Campaign – Sepsis and septic shock are leading causes of death worldwide. Implement the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines and the Hour-1 Bundle and be part of the international effort to reduce mortality and morbidity.
- National Sepsis Alliance – the leading sepsis organization in the U.S. working in all 50 states to save lives and reduce suffering from sepsis.
- It’s About TIME™ is a national initiative to raise awareness of sepsis and the urgent need to seek treatment when symptoms are recognized.
We hope you will join us in promoting sepsis awareness throughout September. We will continue to share resources, tools and individual stories in the coming weeks.
Source: CDC Sepsis Data Reports