World Sepsis Day 2017
World Sepsis day is September 13th! As always, it’s a great opportunity to celebrate all of the work you have done to promote early recognition and treatment of sepsis in inpatient and emergency settings, and to promote some great sepsis resources to your networks.
Here are some ways you can spread the word and get people excited!
- The folks at Global Sepsis Alliance have done a great job pulling together infographics and posters you can print and post to raise awareness about sepsis as a global challenge.
- The Centre for Disease Control has some awesome fact sheets and patient resources.
- The BC Sepsis Network has some great eye-catching posters too!
On September 12th, watch the World Sepsis Congress Spotlight: Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis. This online congress brings together 25 speakers to tackle a leading cause of maternal and infant mortality worldwide: sepsis. Participation is open to everyone with an internet connection and free of charge. We will be live-tweeting many of the sessions with the hashtags #sepsis, #WSD17 and #stopsepsis.
On World Sepsis Day, set up a table or show up at a huddle to congratulate teams on the awesome work they’ve done so far. Take the opportunity to share that sepsis is actually a global health concern – it was declared a Global Health Priority by the World Health Organization in May 2017!
Make a Change Day Pledge!
The BC Sepsis Network has joined forces with Change Day BC to promote World Sepsis Day and sepsis awareness through change day pledges and blog posts during the week of September 11-15th. Visit www.changedaybc.ca to review pledges and blog posts (some are already about sepsis!) and make your own pledge for change!