Friday Five – Sepsis Survivor Week
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According to Sepsis Alliance (@SepsisSurvivor), in the United States more than 1.4 million people survive sepsis every year. As many as 60% of sepsis survivors are left not only with physical challenges but mental and emotional challenges too. This week’s Friday Five shares information about surviving sepsis to help build awareness for Sepsis Survivor Week, an annual observance that takes place the 2nd week of February.
Life After Sepsis
For patients that survive sepsis, life takes on new challenges that must be overcome together with doctors, spouses, family members, and caregivers. This new informational video helps explain the common symptoms patients experience after surviving sepsis. Produced by Sepsis Alliance and the Society of Critical Care Medicine, Life After Sepsis provides practical tips for sepsis patients to follow so they can get stronger, avoid readmission to the hospital, and lead life to its fullest.
Matt Scott – Basketball Player, Paralympic Gold Medalist, and Sepsis Survivor
After developing sepsis in 2018, Matt Scott worked to get back on the court and won gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo in Men’s Basketball. He was selected to serve as Team USA’s Closing Ceremony flag-bearer at those games. Matt spoke with Sepsis Alliance about his sepsis experience.
Inaugural Sepsis Alliance Leadership Conference
What: Sepsis Alliance Leadership Conference: Empowering Improvements in Care
When: April 6, 2022
Where: Virtual Conference
The Sepsis Alliance Leadership Conference: Empowering Improvements in Care will place a spotlight on the role healthcare executives and leadership can play in improving awareness, recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of sepsis. This free, virtual conference, hosted by Sepsis Alliance, offers attendees the opportunity to engage with sepsis leaders and subject matter experts from across the country. Topics of discussion include strategic initiatives and programs that prioritize sepsis and encourage innovative thinking.
Registration is open for our newest virtual conference! The Sepsis Alliance Leadership Conference: Empowering Improvements in Care will place a spotlight on the role healthcare executives & leadership can play in advancing awareness, recognition, diagnosis, & treatment of sepsis. pic.twitter.com/fEl4ynoI0s
— Sepsis Alliance (@SepsisAlliance) February 7, 2022
When a Loved One Has Sepsis: A Caregiver’s Guide
When your loved one becomes ill with sepsis, it can be a scary time – one that most people aren’t prepared for. You may not know what sepsis is or how to help your loved one. Sepsis Alliance provides a guide to download with information to help navigate this difficult time for families.