Danaher Renews Support for Sepsis Awareness and Education Programs, to Save Lives and Limbs
May 13, 2021
Sepsis Alliance is proud to announce that Danaher has reaffirmed its commitment to Sepsis Alliance healthcare provider education programs. Danaher, a global science and technology innovator committed to helping customers solve complex challenges and improving quality of life around the world, previously provided support for the Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community. The latest installment of the agreement expands support to other educational programs including the Sepsis Alliance Summit and Sepsis Alliance Institute Continuum of Care webinars.
Sepsis Alliance launched the Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community (SACC), formerly the Sepsis Coordinator Network, in May 2018. The peer-to-peer network was created to offer healthcare providers a virtual space to share information and resources, and to discuss improving patient care in their facilities. Since its inception, SACC has grown to a community of 2,600 providers, representing over 600,000 hospital beds across 1,800 hospitals and facilities. Based on the positive reaction to this resource, Sepsis Alliance launched the Sepsis Alliance Institute in late 2019 and the Sepsis Alliance Summit virtual conference in 2020, both of which offer expert-led resources aimed at enhancing the healthcare community’s skills, strategies, and performance in diagnosing and treating sepsis.
“Danaher is proud to partner with Sepsis Alliance in promoting awareness of sepsis as a significant global challenge,” said David H. Persing, MD, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer of the Danaher Diagnostics Platform. The Danaher Diagnostics Platform is composed of Cepheid, Radiometer, Beckman Coulter, and Leica Biosystems Operating Companies and has an ongoing cross-operating company platform-level initiative to address critical unmet needs in sepsis. “The early diagnosis of sepsis, combined with timely intervention, is in need of disruptive innovation and the emergence of COVID as a cause of viral sepsis underscores the need for more accurate tools,” he said.
Over 26,000 continuing education hours have been awarded through Sepsis Alliance Institute and the Sepsis Alliance Summit. Danaher’s support will help that number continue to rise, leading to more sepsis-smart healthcare providers and more lives and limbs saved.
“Sepsis Alliance has lofty goals for sepsis awareness, treatment, and care,” said Thomas Heymann, Sepsis Alliance President and CEO. “It is only with support from organizations like Danaher, doing their own work for a more sepsis-safe world and supporting our educational work, that we will ever achieve a world in which no one is harmed by sepsis, which is the ultimate goal.”
Sepsis Alliance is grateful for Danaher’s continued support.
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Sepsis Alliance, the first and leading sepsis organization in the U.S., seeks to save lives and reduce suffering by improving sepsis awareness and care. More than 1.7 million people are diagnosed with sepsis each year in the U.S. with more than 270,000 dying and over 50% of survivors experiencing post-sepsis syndrome and other lingering effects, including amputations. At Sepsis Alliance’s founding in 2003, only 19% of U.S. adults were aware of the term “sepsis.” After over ten years of educational efforts for the general public and healthcare providers through Sepsis.org, Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community, Sepsis Alliance Institute, and Sepsis Alliance Voices, awareness is at an all-time high of 71% with over 20,000 healthcare providers across the country having attended sepsis webinars and courses to elevate their practice and over 28 Sepsis Awareness Month state proclamations. Sepsis Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and a GuideStar Platinum Rated charity. For more information, please visit www.sepsis.org and connect with Sepsis Alliance on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn at @SepsisAlliance.