Sepsis: First Response
Sepsis: First Response is an educational video and training module that provides Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel with the tools to rapidly identify and begin treating sepsis cases in the field, as well as how to effectively coordinate with the emergency department and in-hospital colleagues.
The Sepsis: First Response 15-minute educational video (found below) is the winner of two Platinum MarCom Awards. Learn more here.
Why do first responders need to know about sepsis?
As many as 87% of sepsis cases originate in the patient’s community. Sepsis is the body’s life-threatening response to an infection that takes 270,000 lives a year in the United States alone. EMS are often the first medical providers to reach these cases. In fact, EMS transports as many as 60% of patients with severe sepsis arriving at the emergency department, yet many EMS are unaware of sepsis or what they should do if they suspect it.
Sepsis: First Response features:
- Rom Duckworth, Award-Winning EMS Educator, Career Fire Captain and EMS Coordinator with 30 years of experience.
- Lauren Epstein, MD, Medical Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Chris Seymour, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Sepsis: First Response 15-minute education video
Sepsis: First Response 60-minute training module
Continuing Education Credits coming soon!
To access the 60-minute training module please click here!
We have other sepsis tools just for first responders:
Sepsis and EMS Survey
Of the 1,310 EMS practitioners surveyed, only 52% are very confident in their ability to recognize the signs and symptoms of sepsis.
EMS Badge Buddy
Common Infections Poster:
Sepsis: First Response has been endorsed by:
Winner of 2 MarCom Platinum Awards:
Sepsis Alliance would like to thank our sponsors:
Jill Kogan Blake, 2018 Sepsis Hero, Sepsis Survivor & Advocate