Sepsis is the body’s life-threatening response to infection that affects 1.7 million people and takes 270,000 lives annually in the United States. In 2011, Sepsis Alliance designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month. Sepsis Alliance created a Sepsis Awareness Month toolkit to help your organization educate healthcare providers and community members about the signs and symptoms of sepsis. Join this webinar by NACCHO and Sepsis Alliance to learn how your organization can raise sepsis awareness in your community using this toolkit.
At the end of this presentation you should be able to:
- Define the national incident rate and impact of sepsis
- Describe signs and symptoms of sepsis
- Identify available tools and resources from the Sepsis Awareness Month toolkit
- Promote sepsis awareness to healthcare providers and community members within your jurisdiction