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.
S — Shivering, fever or very cold
E — Extreme pain or general discomfort
P — Pale or discolored skin
S — Sleepy, difficult to rouse
I — "I feel like I might die."
S — Short of Breath
Just over half of Americans have ever heard of sepsis. Learn about this often preventable and treatable condition to help save a life. The presentation not only will educate you on the signs and symptoms of sepsis, but aims to engage and connect on a personal level for those with kidney disease.
At the end of the session, the attendee should be able to:
-Describe what is sepsis
-Recognize the early warning signs of sepsis
-Discuss the relationship between sepsis and kidney disease
-Identify ways you can prevent sepsis
-Explain what to do if you think you or a loved one has sepsis
Date: Thursday, March 22
Time: 2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT
Presenter: Sharon L. Hansen, MN, RN, CCRN
In 2017, the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology clinic at UNC Children’s Hospital, in conjunction with their Family Advisory Board, took an ambitious step in developing education for this patient population. Join pediatric sepsis survivor, Dr. Hillary Spangler, as she takes us on her journey of sepsis survival and how her team assembled their first family sepsis initiative; educating over 500 families on the signs and symptoms of sepsis.
The annual Jeffrey Ray Davis Sepsis Challenge is back for the 5th year, and back with a twist! Join other sepsis awareness advocates on May 5th at America the Beautiful Park for a 5K COLOR RUN!
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 10 AM
Registration is $40 through April 5 and includes an event t-shirt.
Registration is $45 April 6-May 5 and t-shirts are given on a first come, first served basis (sizes not guaranteed).
The Erin Kay Flatley B.U.G.S. Classic Inshore Fishing Tournament was established in 2003 by Jennifer Flatley Anderson as a way to honor her sister. All monies raised benefit the Erin Kay Flatley Memorial Foundation for sepsis awareness.
Date: Saturday, May 12
Check-in: 7:00 AM
For more information and to register, visit: http://www.bugsclassic.com
After a one year break, Step on Sepsis is returning to WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, NC on June 2, 2018!
Date: June 2, 2018
Time: 9 am
Registration is $30 through May 2nd and includes an event t-shirt.
Registration is $35 from May 3 – June 1 and t-shirts are given on a first come, first served basis (sizes not guaranteed).
Registration is $40 day-of and t-shirts are given on a first come, first served basis (sizes not guaranteed).