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
This September, Sepsis Alliance is hosting the inaugural Sepsis Alliance Summit on September 16 – 17, 2020. Set to coincide with Sepsis Awareness Month and the annual Sepsis Heroes gala, the event will feature two days of learning and inspiration for healthcare providers, managers, policy makers and industry leaders.
Designed to explore an array of sepsis-related topics in healthcare, The Sepsis Alliance Summit will include expert presentations from clinicians, innovation experts and other influential leaders. The event will also incorporate timely panels that highlight sepsis and COVID-19 challenges and strategies across the continuum of care. In an effort to provide attendees with the most impactful and valuable experience, Sepsis Alliance has also curated a collection of timely sessions that will focus on the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Snapshot of Summit Topics/Presentations:
- COVID-19 and Sepsis: Similarities and Differences
- Case-based Application of the COVID-19 Guidelines with People Who Wrote Them
- Addressing Health Inequities in Sepsis and COVID-19
- Rising Tide: Lessons Learned from Early Days of COVID-19 Pandemic Response in Seattle
- Enhancing Recovery from Sepsis and COVID-19
Continuing nursing education credits will be available. Sepsis Alliance is a Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 9.6 contact hours. Other healthcare providers will receive a certificate of attendance for 8.0 contact hours.
Be a Sepsis Superhero
Join forces, virtually, with advocates around the globe for the 4th annual Sepsis Awareness Superhero Challenge! Go the extra mile, to raise sepsis awareness and honor those affected by sepsis. You can complete your mile any way you’d like and any day in September you’d like! Are you ready to become the Sepsis Awareness Superhero the world needs? Make sure to share your Sepsis Superhero photos on social media using the hashtag #SepsisSuperhero and tagging the Sepsis Alliance @SepsisAlliance.