Help Save A Life: Share Free Sepsis Materials
This September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) observed Sepsis Awareness Month, which also marked the three-year anniversary of its award-winning Get Ahead of Sepsis (GAOS) educational effort. GAOS seeks to raise awareness among consumers and healthcare professionals about the importance of preventing infections and promoting early recognition and timely treatment of sepsis. Because sepsis can be a complication of COVID-19 infection, knowing how to recognize sepsis signs and symptoms and prevent infections that can lead to sepsis is more important now than ever. CDC has been sharing sepsis information and resources throughout September. In case you missed it, CDC:
- Shared updated materials with vital information for patients and their loved ones and healthcare professionals about sepsis, including important new information about sepsis and COVID-19:
- Provided updated website content, including the Clinical Information webpage with the latest sepsis studies
- Published a Safe Healthcare blog post highlighting why sepsis awareness is more important than ever, authored by DHQP Director, Dr. Denise Cardo
- Shared sepsis information on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. CDC Director, Dr. Robert Redfield, and National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) Director, Dr. Rima Khabbaz, also shared messages about sepsis awareness
- Attended and presented at a variety of national and global sepsis clinical, academic, and patient safety events throughout the month
Coming up in October, be sure to check out Dr. Denise Cardo presenting at END SEPSIS and Northwell Health’s Sixth National Forum on Sepsis on the connection between sepsis and COVID-19 on October 8 at 10am ET.
While Sepsis Awareness Month is ending, CDC continues to share information about this vitally important topic, and we need your help spreading the word to your loved ones and patients year-round. Download and share our free educational materials to raise awareness about how to prevent infections, be alert to the signs and symptoms of sepsis, and act fast if sepsis is suspected.