September is Sepsis Awareness Month
In a typical year, at least 1.7 million adults in America develop sepsis, nearly 270,000 Americans die as a result of sepsis, and 1 in 3 patients who dies in a hospital has sepsis. Sepsis, or the infection causing sepsis, starts outside of the hospital in nearly 87% of cases.
Infections can put you or your loved one at risk for sepsis. Anyone can get an infection, and almost any infection, including COVID-19, can lead to sepsis. In these unprecedented times, it is vitally important for people to know how to prevent infections and recognize sepsis.
More than a decade ago, Sepsis Alliance designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month. Every September, health care professionals across the continuum of care help save lives by raising awareness of the leading cause of deaths in U.S. hospitals – sepsis. To learn more about sepsis and how to prevent infections, visit www.cdc.gov/sepsis or the Sepsis Alliance Web site.
- Read important updated information from CDC on the Get Ahead of Sepsis website in English and Spanish.
- Download and share CDC’s updated patient fact sheet in English and Spanish and healthcare professional infographic.
- Promote these Sepsis Alliance training modules to providers across the continuum of care – from primary care
practitioners, emergency medical services personnel, nurses and emergency room physicians.
- Use the Sepsis 911 Community Education Presentation from the Sepsis Alliance to educate patient communities.
The CDC has also developed excellent social media graphics and videos that can be used to help educate your patients and communities. Access them on the CDC site
Sepsis Alliance Summit | September 14-16, 2021
Presented by T2 Biosystems: three days of FREE sepsis-related content for healthcare providers, featuring presentations from clinicians, innovation experts and other influential leaders.
This year, session topics will include:
- Optimizing antibiotic treatment for sepsis patients;
- Care considerations for high-risk immunocompromised, developmentally disabled, and aging populations;
- Preventing maternal morbidity and mortality from sepsis;
- The creation and maintenance of sepsis navigator programs; and more
Nurses, claim up to 11.1 CE Contact Hours on days 2 and 3!