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Sepsis Alliance Launches Network to Improve Treatment for Sepsis

Sepsis Alliance Launches Network to Improve Treatment for Sepsis

  In the United States, sepsis affects more than 1.7 million people and takes 270,000 lives each year. Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming response to infection, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, amputations and death. Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s leading...

Get Back to Basics to Prevent Infections and Sepsis

Get Back to Basics to Prevent Infections and Sepsis

Orlaith Staunton, co-founder of the Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention, and her daughter looked at each other in disbelief. They felt they were watching history repeat itself as a basketball coach bandaged a cut for one of his players, but without taking...

15th Annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum – Register Today!

15th Annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum – Register Today!

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network - Nebraska invites you to attend the 15th annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum. [symple_button url="https://greatplainsqin.org/neqfregistration/" color="blue" size="default" border_radius="3px" target="self" rel=""...

The Link Between Influenza and Sepsis

The Link Between Influenza and Sepsis

This year's influenza season has hit hard across the globe. Most people who get the flu fully recover, however, the flu can lead to major health complications, including sepsis. Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming response to infection, which can lead to tissue damage,...

WebEx: New Sepsis Intervention Initiative in Home Care and Beyond

WebEx: New Sepsis Intervention Initiative in Home Care and Beyond

WebEx Opportunity: New Sepsis Intervention Initiative in Home Care and Beyond December 12 at 1:00 p.m. CT This session will present the development of the Home Care Association of New York State (HCA) Home Care Sepsis Initiative and Tool. Feedback and lessons learned...

CDC Announces New Sepsis Resources

CDC Announces New Sepsis Resources

Get Ahead of Sepsis has released new materials to help patients and healthcare professionals act fast if sepsis is suspected, including: 1. Conversation Starter for Patients: Questions and answers to use with your doctor or nurse 2. Pocket Guides for Healthcare...

Special Funding: Reducing Sepsis Harm and Death

Special Funding: Reducing Sepsis Harm and Death

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network Awarded Contract to Reduce Sepsis Harm and Death Sepsis is a life-threatening complication of an infectious process that without rapid diagnosis and treatment can quickly progress to tissue damage, organ failure and death. The...

Get Ahead of Sepsis. Time Matters.

Get Ahead of Sepsis. Time Matters.

September is Sepsis Awareness Month On August 31, the CDC launched Get Ahead of Sepsis, an educational initiative that emphasizes the importance of sepsis early recognition and timely treatment, as well as the importance of preventing infections that could lead to...

Sepsis Awareness Month. Show Your Support.

Sepsis Awareness Month. Show Your Support.

The CDC’s recent Vital Signs report found that 7 in 10 patients with sepsis had recently interacted with healthcare providers or had chronic diseases requiring frequent medical care. These healthcare encounters can be opportunities for healthcare providers to prevent,...

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