Sepsis is the body's overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Learn more about the symptoms of sepsis, which kills 258,000 Americans each year.
Temperature — Higher or lower than normal
Infection — May have signs and symptoms of an infection
Mental decline — Confused, sleepy, difficult to rouse
Extremely ill — “I feel like I might die,” severe pain or discomfort
This April 21st to 27th, Sepsis Alliance is launching Pediatric Sepsis Week to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of sepsis in children and recognize the 75,000 children who develop sepsis every year in the U.S. This annual observance will be held the third week of every April.
To learn how you can get involved, click here.
This webinar is part of the Sepsis: Across the Continuum of Care webinar series.
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time: 2 PM EST/11 AM PST
With early recognition and appropriate resuscitation, most children now survive sepsis. Unfortunately, the experience of sepsis does not end at the PICU or hospital discharge for many children and their families. Functional deficits in physical, cognitive, emotional, and social health are evident in up to one-quarter (or more) of children after pediatric sepsis, along with an increased risk for hospital readmission and long-term mortality.
This webinar will review the epidemiology and symptoms of post-intensive care syndrome in children (PICS-p) who survive sepsis and discuss efforts to improve the lingering effects of sepsis and critical illness for children and their families. Dr. Marnie Doubek will talk about her experience when her 11-year-old son, Zachary, developed sepsis and she found herself on the patient side of things.
At the end of the presentation you should be able to:
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time: 2:00PM EDT / 11:00AM PDT
Sepsis is a very complex condition that has very specific core measure data abstraction rules making it challenging for abstractors. This webinar will be presented by two teams, each including a sepsis coordinator and an abstractor, to discuss the obstacles to abstract sepsis data along with clinical and abstraction tips. At the time of webinar registration, people will be asked to submit questions for the speakers to discuss and answer during the webinar.
At the end of this session you should be able to:
Angela Craig, APN, MS, CCNS
ICU Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cookeville Regional Medical Center
Michael G. Seelman, BSN, MS
Regional Quality Officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health
Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Time: 2 PM EDT/11AM PDT
This is an innovation session for the Sepsis Coordinator Network sponsors to present their solutions to improving sepsis care, featuring Beckman Coulter and Wolters Kluwer Health.
Rachael Burnside, MBA, PHD
Senior Global Marketing Manager, Beckman Coulter
Stephen Claypool, MD
Medical Director, Safety and Surveillance, Wolters Kluwer Health
Join fellow sepsis awareness advocates and sepsis survivors Ryan Eisner and Valerie Dursi at Raise New York on Thursday, May 9th to raise funds for sepsis awareness programs.
Date: Thursday, May 9
Time: 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Where: Raise New York – 416 3rd Avenue, New York, NY
To learn more, visit: donate.sepsis.org/sipsNY