September is Sepsis Awareness Month

Angie SzumlinskiNews

Join the CDC In Fighting Sepsis

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be sponsoring and promoting events during the month of September which is Sepsis Awareness Month, to highlight the importance of detecting sepsis early and taking steps to prevent it!

The events include two CDC webinars, a Twitter chat and the first World Sepsis Congress.  All of them echo the call for patient education, early identification and fast response recently published in the Vital Signs report by the CDC. Along with the report, the Surviving Sepsis Campaign of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is another effort to promote these key concepts in preventing sepsis-related deaths. The campaign, launched in 2002 and currently in its phase IV, develops and publishes guidelines and clinical tools such as the hour-1 bundle, builds public awareness and educates health care professionals. Explore these resources and join the conversation on social media using #ThinkSepsis #AMDApaltc #caring4theages.