July 2018 Newsletter

July 16, 2018

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Sepsis Alliance Newsletter, July 2018

With summer in full force and Sepsis Awareness Month just around the corner, Sepsis Alliance is happy to share its July newsletter. This monthly newsletter gives you a small taste of what is happening at Sepsis Alliance. Keep reading to learn about the launch of our latest initiative, It’s About TIME, and our 2018 Sepsis Heroes.

It’s About TIME with Angelica Hale,
America’s Got Talent Finalist


Before Angelica Hale was a finalist on America’s Got Talent, when she was just four years old, she survived sepsis.

Last month, Sepsis Alliance launched It’s About TIME™, a national initiative to create broader awareness of sepsis and the need for urgency in seeking treatment when there are signs and symptoms. For every hour sepsis treatment is delayed, the risk of death increases as much as 8%.

To help spread this message, Sepsis Alliance is partnering with Angelica Hale, a passionate young singer from Atlanta, Georgia, who captured America’s hearts when she competed on the 12th season of America’s Got Talent. Before she sang her way to the final round of America’s Got Talent, Angelica Hale survived sepsis when she was just four years old. Now, she is using her voice to help others survive too.

Take the TIME to learn more at sepsis.org/itsabouttime.

Sepsis Alliance is launching a national sepsis awareness billboard campaign featuring Angelica Hale, but we NEED YOUR HELP!

Please give now to help us reach our $30,000 goal to launch billboards during Sepsis Awareness Month, and scream “It’s About TIME!”

Now is your time to help save a life.

Plus, members of the Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors have agreed to match every gift, dollar for dollar, up to $15,000, so your gift will go twice as far.

Give Today!

7th Annual Sepsis Heroes gala – Buy Tickets Now
September 13, 2018
Marquee, New York, NY

Sepsis Alliance is proud to announce the Sepsis Heroes class of 2018. Ranging from a popular Detroit radio and TV personality to a critical access hospital in rural Kansas, this year’s Sepsis Heroes have demonstrated their dedication to raising awareness and improving treatment for sepsis.

The 2018 Sepsis Heroes are:

The 2018 Sepsis Heroes will be recognized during Sepsis Awareness Month at the 7th Annual Sepsis Heroes gala on September 13th. This year’s gala will be held at Marquee, one of New York City’s premier event venues. To learn more about the 2018 Sepsis Heroes, purchase tickets to the 7th Annual Sepsis Heroes gala, or to become a sponsor, please visit www.SepsisHeroes.com.

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Sepsis Identification and Treatment in the
Post-Acute Care Setting

July 26th at 2 PM EST/ 11 AM PST

Sepsis is the most common reason for readmission to the hospital. Join Kelly Nguyen, MSN, RN, to learn how to improve sepsis care for patients who are transitioning to or from the post-acute care setting. This webinar will review recommended therapies, provide potential screening tools for use in the post-acute care setting, and offer examples of communication strategies to facilitate continuity of care for patients with sepsis.

To learn more and register, visit www.sepsiswebinar.org.

Register Today!




Sepsis Alliance News

Check Out our Latest Articles:
Summer Fun: Staying Safe, Reducing Infection Risk
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder After a Serious Illness
Keeping Men Healthy: Men’s Health Month

Sepsis Alliance in the News:
Sepsis is the Third Leading Cause of Death. Can a New Blood Test Change That?: This in-depth article, published in STAT, features Sepsis Alliance Celebrity Advocate Angelica Hale, dedicated volunteer Ronnie Roberts, and Sepsis Alliance Board Member Dr. Karin Molander.

Angelica Hale Uses her Voice as Advocate for Sepsis Awareness: In an interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Angelica Hale, America’s Got Talent finalist and Sepsis Celebrity Advocate, discusses surviving sepsis at just 4 years old, and using her voice to help others survive.

Sepsis Alliance Receives 2018 Global Sepsis Award
Sepsis Alliance is honored to be named a 2018 Global Sepsis Award winner, along with the CDC, Ministry of Saudi Arabia, Fundación Sepsis México, and TeamSue, among other dedicated sepsis advocates. This award, from the Global Sepsis Alliance, honors outstanding efforts to increase sepsis awareness and raise the quality of sepsis prevention and management. To read more click here.Sepsis Alliance Supports Transparency in U.S. Hospitals
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) recently proposed a rule change that would eliminate mandatory reporting of healthcare-acquired infections and other adverse events by U.S. hospitals. In response, Sepsis Alliance submitted a comment letter urging CMS to retain programs that track and publicly post this information, because these types of programs hold hospitals accountable and encourages them to reduce the incidence of preventable infections in their facility. To read the letter click here. 

Upcoming Events

Rochester NY Sepsis Challenge 5K and 1K
Date: July 14, 2018
Location: Rochester, NY
Register at Rochester.sepsischallenge.org

Sepsis Coordinator Network Webinar: Evaluating the Current State of Sepsis Care in Your Facility
Date: July 18, 2018
Time: 1 pm EST/10 am PST
Register at www.sepsiscoordinatornetwork.org

Continuum of Care Webinar: Sepsis Identification and Treatment in the Post-Acute Care Setting
Date: July 26, 2018
Time: 2 PM EST/ 11 AM PST
Register here

5th Annual Illinois Sepsis Challenge
Date: July 28, 2018
Location: Orland Park, IL
Register at Illinois.sepsischallenge.org

Dallas – Fort Worth Sepsis Challenge
Date: September 1, 2018
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Register at dfw.sepsischallenge.org

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