With spring right around the corner, Sepsis Alliance is happy to share its March newsletter. This monthly newsletter gives you a small taste of what is happening at Sepsis Alliance. This month, we highlight our upcoming events and webinars, the launch of our latest video and more.
Upcoming Webinar! Sepsis Recognition: Educating High Risk Patient Populations
April 10, 2018 at 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM EST
Sepsis Alliance recently embarked on a successful partnership with the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) to deliver two pediatric sepsis webinars. With 700 registrants, the first webinar, The Battle Against Sepsis: Nurses Leading Change, broke webinar participation records for both the Children’s Hospital Association and Sepsis Alliance.
With this success, we are excited about our second webinar, Sepsis Recognition: Educating High Risk Patient Populations, which is scheduled for April 10, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM EST. This webinar will feature Hillary Spangler, MD, who was treated for sepsis as a child at UNC Children’s Hospital. Dr. Spangler, a 2016 Sepsis Hero, will share her journey of survival and how it inspired her to assemble UNC Children’s Hospital’s first family sepsis initiative. This initiative has educated over 500 families on the signs and symptoms of sepsis.
Nominate a Sepsis Hero
Every year during Sepsis Awareness Month, Sepsis Alliance honors Sepsis Heroes from all walks of life. Do you know a sepsis survivor, doctor, nurse, caregiver, health system or organization, or overall sepsis awareness champion, who you believe should be recognized for their dedication to fighting sepsis? If so, make sure to nominate them. Nominations close on April 30th
Our 2018 Sepsis Heroes will be announced in May and will be honored at this year’s Sepsis Heroes fundraising gala in New York City on September 13, 2018.
For more information on our Sepsis Heroes nominations click HERE
New Life After Sepsis Video
Sepsis Alliance and the Society for Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) partnered to create Life After Sepsis, an informational video in Spanish and English that provides sepsis survivors and their caregivers information and tools to help them with recovery. The video launched this past weekend at SCCM’s 47th Critical Care Congress in San Antonio. If you know someone who is recovering from sepsis or caring for someone who is, please share this video with them. Click HERE for more information and resources on sepsis recovery.
Pacific Northwest Sepsis Conference:
Sepsis Alliance Founder to Give Opening Remarks
Sepsis Alliance founder Dr. Carl Flatley will open the Pacific Northwest Sepsis Conference with the story of his daughter Erin’s battle with sepsis, providing a real world patient perspective of sepsis. Dr. Flately will be joining a speaker line-up of local, national, and international sepsis experts. This year’s conference will explore sepsis in different populations including adults, children, immunosuppressed patients, infants, the elderly, and others. It will also examine the updated international guidelines of care and science behind these evidence-based recommendations and will also address the current CMS guidelines and how they are applied in sepsis care.
To register for the conference, click HERE.
Training First Responders About Sepsis
With support from volunteer and Aquamania: Swim for Sepsis event organizer, Jill Kogan Blake, and a grant from the Del E. Webb Foundation, Sepsis Alliance is producing Sepsis: First Responders, a sepsis training video designed for the 2.7 million first responders in the United States. Due to be released mid-year, this video will provide training for the fast-paced, high stress environment that first responders regularly work in, while sharing critical information about sepsis response best practices with all medical professionals. To read more click HERE. Filming for the video began in mid-February.
Sponsor a Billboard, Honor a Loved One
Sponsor a Sepsis Alliance billboard in your hometown to honor a loved one who survived sepsis, or pay tribute to someone you lost, and raise sepsis awareness in your community. To learn how click HERE.
- CHA Webinar — Sepsis Recognition: Educating High Risk Patient Populations
Date: April 10, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM EST
- 5th Annual Jeffrey Ray Davis Sepsis Challenge 5K
Date: May 5, 2018
Where: Colorado Springs, CO
Register at Jeffreydavis5K.org
- B.U.G.S. Classic
Date: May 12, 2018
Location: Dunedin, FL
Register at BugsClassic.com
*Registration opens in late March
- Step on Sepsis 5K
Date: June 2, 2018
Where: Cary, North Carolina
Register at Steponsepsis.org
- Spike Out Sepsis
Date: June 23, 2018
Where: Columbus Ohio
Register at Spikeoutsepsis.org
*Registration opens March 15th
Sepsis Alliance News
- On February 13th Sepsis Alliance Executive Director Thomas Heymann joined host Kara Mullane on her Infection Prevention Spotlight podcast. They discussed the history of Sepsis Alliance, why awareness of the condition is so vital in the community and among healthcare professionals, treatment and management of sepsis, as well as antibiotic stewardship. To hear the full interview click HERE.
- Angelica Estrada joined the Sepsis Alliance team as the Social Media and Communications Specialist. Angelica is excited to help Sepsis Alliance continue expanding its reach and spread sepsis awareness by integrating social media and digital tools. Welcome Angelica!
- Chantal Angyal joined the Sepsis Alliance team as the Administrative Assistant. Chantal brings attention to detail and organizational expertise and is pleased to help Sepsis Alliance increase sepsis awareness and save lives. Welcome Chantal!
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