World Sepsis Day is an initiative by the Global Sepsis Alliance, a non-profit charity organization with the mission to provide global leadership to reduce the worldwide burden of sepsis.
World Sepsis Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against sepsis. Sepsis accounts for at least 8 million deaths worldwide annually. Yet, depending on country and education, sepsis is known only to 7 – 50 percent of the population. Likewise, it is poorly known that sepsis can be prevented by vaccination and clean care and that early recognition and treatment reduces sepsis mortality by 50 percent. This lack of knowledge makes sepsis the number one preventable cause of death worldwide.
What will you do to raise awareness for sepsis?
Take 3 minutes to watch the video “What Is Sepsis? – sepsis explained in 3 minutes” and share on your Web sites, social media platforms and with your family and colleagues. It may save a life of someone you know or love.
The easiest way to support World Sepsis Day: Share the link for signing the World Sepsis Declaration with your colleagues, families, friends, and everyone that should be informed about sepsis.
Upcoming Sepsis Alliance Summit – 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 panels that highlight sepsis and COVID-19 challenges and strategies across the continuum of care.
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
Thank you for helping to raise public awareness and to show support and solidarity with the millions of people who lost their loved ones, or, as sepsis survivors, suffer from long-term consequences of sepsis. A collection of ideas that will inspire you to take action and spread the message can be found here.