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My Advice: Seek Help Immediately if You Suspect Sepsis

My Advice: Seek Help Immediately if You Suspect Sepsis

Connie Semler lives in Willow City, North Dakota and is a talented artist. [An example of her artwork pictured to the right]. Connie crafts images out of metal that she hand cuts with a plasma cutter. As a former art teacher, she spends her free time working in her...

Sepsis Champions: Making All the Difference

Sepsis Champions: Making All the Difference

September is Sepsis Awareness Month. Nikki Medalen, MS, BSN, APHN-BC; Quality Improvement Specialist in North Dakota, has been instrumental in increasing awareness of sepsis and the symptoms for early recognition. As an EMT who volunteers in her own rural community,...

World Sepsis Day: Stop Sepis. Save Lives [September 13]

World Sepsis Day: Stop Sepis. Save Lives [September 13]

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...

Sepsis Coordinator Network: Best Practices, Resources and Guidance

Sepsis Coordinator Network: Best Practices, Resources and Guidance

The Sepsis Coordinator Network (SCN) is a community created by Sepsis Alliance to provide sepsis best practice resources and guidance to sepsis coordinators and all health professionals across the country. The SCN is led by a team of expert leaders in the field of...

Strong Barrier to Infection Protects Against Sepsis Trigger

Strong Barrier to Infection Protects Against Sepsis Trigger

A neighborhood tends to be on high alert when the sirens and lights of an ambulance cross into their boundaries.  A medical emergency becomes personal and first responders are recognized for their ability to quickly assess and react to any number of scenarios from car...

EMS Sepsis Screen Tool Increases Early Treatment

EMS Sepsis Screen Tool Increases Early Treatment

On August 9, Health Leaders reported that conducting sepsis screening during Emergency Medical Service (EMS) transport to an emergency department reduces time to treatment and nearly doubles adherence to the standard-of-care treatment bundle, according to a study...

Sepsis Champions: Making All the Difference

SEPSIS: Help Us Spread Awareness

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...

The Quality Improvement Organization Program – The Next Chapter

The Quality Improvement Organization Program – The Next Chapter

The message below was sent to all Great Plains Quality Innovation Network LAN Partners on Monday, July 5. Passing along again in case you missed it. The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) is entering a transition phase as the Centers for Medicare &...

Norfolk Area Sepsis Community Action Team (SCAT)

Norfolk Area Sepsis Community Action Team (SCAT)

In August 2018, members of the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (GPQIN) Nebraska team began meeting monthly with healthcare representatives from the Norfolk community to bring forward each organization's efforts related to sepsis. Self-named the Norfolk Area...

Strong Barrier to Infection Protects Against Sepsis Trigger

National EMS Week: Beyond the Call

EMS practitioners are often a sepsis patient’s first contact into the healthcare system and in severe cases, the timely assessment and treatment they provide can greatly impact patient outcomes. EMS practitioners are uniquely positioned to improve the early and vital...