September 13th is World Sepsis Day, an initiative by the Global Sepsis Alliance. This week’s Friday Five highlights some of the events raising sepsis awareness, offers opportunities for learning and provides information about sepsis.
Recognizing the need to raise awareness and spur prevention, the Sepsis Alliance dubbed September Sepsis Awareness Month. This week’s Friday Five focuses on sepsis awareness and is brought to you by Vocera and Capsule Technologies.
By Anne Dabrow Woods – Sepsis is one of the leading causes of hospital mortality, present in more than half of the hospital deaths in the U.S. It is also one of the costliest diagnoses in the U.S. with a healthcare spend of over $20 billion dollars annually.
For our Friday Five this week, HealthcareNOW Radio reached out to Ginny Kwong, M.D., Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer for Halifax Health, to share some information about sepsis and discuss Halifax’s innovative approach to leveraging new technology in the race against sepsis.