Sepsis Alliance Launches Webinar Series to Advance Sepsis Education Among Healthcare Professionals


August 11th, 2017

New webinar series addresses sepsis across the continuum of care, from nurses to home health staff

SAN DIEGO, CA – Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s leading sepsis advocacy organization, is launching a new webinar series aimed at educating healthcare professionals about sepsis across the continuum of care and raising sepsis awareness. The nation’s leading experts will address sepsis from a variety of angles for these free, informative sessions.

The first webinar, Nurses Suspect Sepsis, kicks off Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 2:00pm EDT/11:00am PDT led by Sharon L. Hansen, MN, RN, CCRN, a critical care nurse with more than 30 years of experience and a clinical focus on sepsis identification. The hour-long session will address sepsis definition and symptoms, risks as sepsis progresses, early warning signs of sepsis, and interventions and therapies to treat sepsis.

“Sepsis is a medical emergency and part of our mission is to educate healthcare professionals on early detection and rapid response to save lives from this treatable condition,” said Thomas Heymann, executive director of Sepsis Alliance. “By bringing in a variety of experts to speak to a range of healthcare professionals, we’re excited to not only raise awareness but demonstrate how all medical staff from nurses to home care professionals can do their part to save lives from sepsis.”

A total of four webinars will be available throughout the remainder of the year with future topics including antimicrobial stewardship, code sepsis, and skilled care/home care. Dates and additional information for future webinars can be found here.

This webinar series is made possible with support from bioMérieux, Inc.

For more information about sepsis and Sepsis Alliance, please visit Sepsis.org.

About Sepsis Alliance

Sepsis Alliance is the leading nonprofit patient sepsis advocacy organization in North America with a mission to save lives by raising sepsis awareness as a medical emergency. Sepsis education for the public and healthcare professionals is at the forefront of all initiatives, which include hosting national and community events, distributing programming information and materials, as well as training and education on sepsis prevention and early recognition and treatment. Sepsis Alliance officially designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month in 2011, which is now recognized internationally by sepsis advocates and further raises sepsis awareness. The sepsis.org website receives more than 1.5 million visits each year. Sepsis Alliance, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is a GuideStar Gold Rated Charity. For more information, please visit www.sepsis.org.