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  • August 30, 2017

Sepsis Awareness Month Events

September is Sepsis Awareness Month. Sepsis advocates like children's hospitals, the Children's Hospital Association (CHA) and other organizations partner to build awareness about what sepsis is, what it does, how to make a difference and save lives. CHA focusing on pediatric sepsis the week of Sept. 11-17.

Sepsis Awareness Month balloons

Children's hospitals' planned observances

Teams in CHA's Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes Collaborative are using Sepsis Awareness Month to educate their colleagues and communities.
See what children's hospitals have planned.


Sepsis Alliance Webinar: Nurses Suspect Sepsis 
Sept. 7
Part of a new series to advance sepsis education among health care professionals, this webinar will address sepsis definition and symptoms, risks as sepsis progresses, early warning signs of sepsis, and interventions and therapies to treat sepsis.

2017 Sepsis Hero logoSepsis Alliance Heroes Gala
Sept. 14, New York City
Celebrating advocates, educators and health care professionals, the event honors the 2017 Sepsis Heroes – including CHA and members of its Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes (IPSO) Collaborative – and recipients of the Erin Kay Flatley Pediatric Sepsis Nursing Award: Beth Wathen, Colorado Children’s Hospital, who also serves on the IPSO National Expert Advisory Committee. Learn more about CHA and IPSO's award.

World Sepsis Day
Sept. 13
Events, toolkits and more to help you promote sepsis awareness. 

CHA Webinar: Better Sepsis Outcomes Reduce Costs: Cost Effectiveness Analysis Supports Improvement Investments 
Sept. 19
At Phoenix Children's Hospital, quality initiatives have improved early recognition of sepsis, leading to fewer sepsis complications and shorter length of stay, and excellent outcomes for sepsis patients.

Social media

Meet pediatric patients and read other sepsis stories. Follow the conversations with #sepsis Sept. 11-15.

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