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Spreading the word about sepsis is more important than ever

Each year, at least 1.7 million adults in the United States develop sepsis, and sadly nearly 270,000 individuals die as a result. In these unprecedented times, it is vitally important for people to know how to prevent infections that can lead to sepsis and recognize the signs and symptoms. As sepsis awareness month begins, we ask you to help spread the word about sepsis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created tools and resources for both healthcare professionals and community members which are available on its website. Additionally, feel free to take advantage of the resources below to get ahead of sepsis.

  1. Download the CDC’s updated patient fact sheet, healthcare professional infographic, and partner toolkit contain important new information about sepsis. 
  2. A recent CDC-led study published by JAMA Network Open compared characteristics of 1,078 adults with sepsis in order to identify opportunities to improve health outcomes. For most patients, sepsis began outside the hospital, and most had recent encounters with the healthcare system. Read about this and other recent studies on CDC’s updated Clinical Information webpage
  3. Register to attend the Sepsis Alliance Summit September 16-17. This inaugural, virtual event will explore topics related to sepsis in healthcare. Don’t miss CDC’s Dr. Nimalie Stone and Dr. Sarah Kabbani and Northwestern University’s Dr. Theresa Rowe presenting on Sepsis in Nursing Homes Recognition and Response on September 16 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST.