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Sepsis Alliance Newsletter, November 2018

Sepsis Alliance is happy to share our November newsletter. This monthly newsletter gives you a small taste of what is happening at Sepsis Alliance. Keep reading to learn about our latest news, upcoming webinars, events, and more.

Partnering with NAEMT to Combat Sepsis

We are proud to announce our new partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) to combat sepsis and help save lives.

As many as 87% of sepsis cases originate in the patient’s community. EMS and prehospital practitioners are often the first medical providers to reach these patients. They transport as many as 50% of patients with severe sepsis who arrive at the emergency department.

Through our partnership, we will provide first responders with the knowledge to recognize sepsis, begin the appropriate treatment, and save lives. Sepsis Alliance will provide sepsis educational tools and resources, including Sepsis: First Response, a training module, to EMS and prehospital practitioners via a webpage on

To learn more about our partnership, click here.




Make Your Holiday Shopping Give Back

Did you know that shopping on, especially during the holidays, can benefit Sepsis Alliance? There are two easy ways that your purchases can support Sepsis Alliance, at no additional cost to you.

To find out how, click here

National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month. Sepsis Alliance recognizes and thanks the more than 40.4 million Americans who dedicate their time, energy and hearts to caring for a loved one. Later this month, we will release a guidebook to help family and friends of sepsis patients and survivors navigate this complex journey.

This month, take the time to care for the caregiver in your life.

Sepsis Case Studies

November 27th at 2 PM ET/ 11 AM PT

This webinar will delve into several case studies with a focus on adult and maternal sepsis. Each case will be presented, including a review of the patient’s progression, and followed by a discussion on best practices and potential opportunities to improve care. The patient perspective and experiences will also be shared. This will be an interactive session with polling questions and a live chat feature.

Sharon Hansen, RN, MN, CCRN
Lecturer at the University of Washington, School of Nursing, Tacoma
2018 Sepsis Hero

Lori Olvera, DNP, RNC-OB, EFM-C
Co-Author of Early Recognition and Management of Maternal Sepsis,
published in Nursing for Women’s Health

Register Here

Upcoming Webinars from the
Sepsis Coordinator Network

Sepsis Screening and Nurse Driven Protocols
Wednesday, November 14th at 2 PM ET/ 11 AM PT

This session will review the significance of early detection and intervention for sepsis. Emergency room and inpatient sepsis screening, and nurse-driven protocols will be presented. The similarities and differences will be discussed.

Register Here

Sepsis Coordinator Network Sponsor Innovation Webinar
Monday, November 19th at 2 PM ET/ 11 AM PT

Learn about some of the latest innovations in sepsis diagnostics and treatment from Accelerate Diagnostics, La Jolla Pharmaceuticals, and Edwards Lifesciences.

Accelerate Diagnostics will discuss the role that fast diagnostics for bloodstream infections play in expediting treatment of patients.

La Jolla Pharmaceuticals will discuss the role of GIAPREZA in treating patients with septic or other distributive shock.

Edwards Lifesciences will present about their patient-focused medical innovations for critical care monitoring.

Register Here

Septic Shock Takes the Life of
Microsoft Co-founder

This past month Sepsis Alliance was saddened to learn of the passing of Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder and owner of the Seattle Seahawks. He passed away from septic shock, which resulted from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

“Sepsis Alliance extends its deepest condolences to Paul Allen’s family and loved ones during this difficult time,” said Thomas Heymann, Executive Director of Sepsis Alliance. “Due to their suppressed immune system and frequent hospital stays, people with cancer are more susceptible to infections, which can lead to sepsis.”

To read more about Paul Allen and the connection between cancer and sepsis, click here.

Sepsis Alliance News

Welcome, Hallie Prescott!
Sepsis Alliance is excited to welcome our newest Advisory Board Member Hallie Prescott, MD, MSc. Dr. Prescott is a member of the award-winning University of Michigan Post ICU Longitudinal Survivor Experience (UM-PULSE) team. UM-PULSE was named a 2018 Sepsis Hero for their work in post-sepsis care. Dr. Prescott is the Vice Chair of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines and a council member of the International Sepsis Forum. To read more about her, click here.

New Partnerships

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Upcoming Events

Sepsis Coordinator Network Webinar: Sepsis Screening & Nursing Driven Protocols

Date: November 14, 2018
Time: 2 PM ET/ 11 AM PT
Register here

Sepsis Coordinator Network Sponsor Innovation Webinar
Date: November 19, 2018
Time: 2 PM ET/ 11 AM PT
Register here

Continuum of Care Webinar: Sepsis Case Studies
Date: November 27, 2018
Time: 2 PM ET/ 11 AM PT
Register here

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