World Sepsis Day on September 13 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 you can get involved.
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 many survivors face. We believe that shared experiences contribute to valuable education for other patients, families and health care providers.
Spread the Word
Use your voice to spread the word to others about sepsis! Use #WorldSepsisDay and #StopSepsis in your posts on social media, and tag @BCSepsis and @WorldSepsisDay in your tweets. You can also share an infographic on what you need to know about sepsis as a patient and images from the World Sepsis Day toolkit.
Celebrate 10 Years of World Sepsis Day
On September 16, join the Global Sepsis Alliance and the Sepsis Stiftung for a unique event celebrating a decade of World Sepsis Day – both in person in Berlin, as well as live streamed at 10yearswsd.org. View the program and register today!
Join the BC Sepsis Network
We created the BC Sepsis Network to connect health care providers, patients and families around BC 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.
Significant improvements in the quality of sepsis care can be seen since 2012, when we created the network. A recent study released in Critical Care Medicine estimates that BC’s health care system prevented 1,153 people from acquiring sepsis in hospital or dying from the disease during a five-year period.
Adopt BC-Specific Approaches to Sepsis Care
It’s important to adopt BC-specific wise-practice approaches to improving, preventing, diagnosing and managing sepsis. Download our recently updated Emergency Department Guidelines and Adult Inpatient Sepsis Toolkit below.
BC Sepsis Network Webinar:
The Updated Adult Inpatient Sepsis Toolkit
September 21 | 1200 – 1300 PT
Want to know more about the updated Adult Inpatient Sepsis Toolkit? Join our Executive Medical Director and Clinical Lead for sepsis, David Sweet, for a webinar on September 21 that will discuss the 2022 updates and provide time for you to ask questions.