September 13 is World Sepsis Day
|August 31, 2021
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World Sepsis Day is a global call to action for increasing public awareness and knowledge of sepsis in an effort to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with the condition. It’s a show of support and solidarity with those who’ve lost loved ones to sepsis or, as sepsis survivors, suffer from long-term consequences. Here are some ways to get involved.
Attend a Webinar
This year, the BC Sepsis Network is hosting two webinars about post-sepsis syndrome and the latest evidence for in-hospital sepsis care. We created the network to support the sepsis improvement work of health care providers across the province, and these webinars are great opportunities to hear from experts and have a chance to ask questions.
September 13 | 1000-1100 PT
September 13 | 1300-1400 PT
Read Sepsis Survival Stories
Many people have had very personal encounters with sepsis. Some stories end on a positive note and some paint a picture of the difficult road that many survivors face.
We believe that shared experiences contribute to valuable education for other patients, families and health care providers.Read Sepsis Survival Stories
Join the BC Sepsis Network
We created the BC Sepsis Network in 2012 to connect physicians and nurses in emergency departments throughout the province who could champion sepsis improvement locally. The BC Sepsis Network is a highly visible member of the global sepsis community, participating in the first Annual Global Sepsis Congress and annual World Sepsis Day campaigns, and has been an early adopter of new Centre for Disease Control sepsis resources.Join the Network
Adopt BC-Specific Approaches
Make sure to adopt BC-specific wise-practice approaches to improving, preventing, diagnosing and managing sepsis. Click to download the Inpatient Sepsis Toolkit and the Emergency Department Guidelines.
Recognize Long-Term Issues
Recognize that patients who survive sepsis suffer long-term health and wellness issues. Download the Life After Sepsis Guide developed by the Global Sepsis Alliance.
Join Sepsis Organizations
Support sepsis research to better understand the burden of sepsis, find new and support existing systems to provide quality care. Join the Action on Sepsis Research Cluster and Sepsis Canada, two organizations tackling the complex issue of sepsis prevention, diagnosis and management through research.
Spread the Word
You can also add a World Sepsis Day frame to your Facebook profile picture. Just click on your profile picture, then click on “add frame” and search for the World Sepsis Day frame.