World Sepsis Day

September 13 is World Sepsis Day
Join the Fight Against Sepsis

September 13 is World Sepsis Day!

Seven years ago, we created the BC Sepsis Network to support the sepsis improvement work of health care providers across the province. In honour of World Sepsis Day, we're working alongside members of our network to plan activities to increase sepsis awareness among patients, families and caregivers.

Learn About Sepsis
Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. It’s life-threatening and, without timely treatment, can rapidly lead to tissue damage, organ failure and, possibly, death. Learn what you need to know as a patient in this infographic, and visit the BC Sepsis Network and World Sepsis Day websites for more information.

Visit the Sepsis Awareness Booth in Vancouver
On World Sepsis Day, visit the World Sepsis Day Public Advocacy Booth at Robson Square from 1100 to 1800 to join health care professionals, patient partners and health researchers in sepsis awareness activities. There will be patient partners sharing sepsis survival stories and much more.

Read Sepsis Survival Stories
Many people have had very personal encounters with sepsis; some stories end on a positive note, and some paint a picture of the difficult road that many sepsis survivors face. In the week leading up to World Sepsis Day, visit our website to read sepsis survival stories

World Sepsis Day

Spread the Word about Sepsis
Share the infographic, use #WorldSepsisDay and #StopSepsis and tag @BCSepsis and @WorldSepsisDay in your tweets to promote World Sepsis Day. This info kit has post ideas to share on your social media profiles.

You can also add a World Sepsis Day frame to your Facebook profile. Just click on your profile picture, then click on “add frame” and search for the World Sepsis Day frame.

The BC Sepsis Network provides support for health care providers in BC to share resources, improve consistency of care, spread innovation and improvement ideas, and collaborate on change. Join the Network to stay up-to-date on sepsis care in BC!

Learn More About World Sepsis Day
Quality Forum 2020

We're excited to announce our first plenary speakers of Quality Forum 2020!

We believe patients and families are experts in their own care. They are the centre of so many improvement efforts, and we've made it a goal to keep their unique perspectives at the heart of our work.

With this in mind, we're thrilled to announce that our first plenary speakers of Quality Forum 2020 will be Brian Stever, Jeremie Saunders and Taylor MacGillivary of the Sickboy podcast.


This funny and insightful podcast began because these three creators realized that when faced with difficult situations, illnesses and diseases, people tighten up, get awkward, and simply don’t know what to say. Taking the lead from Jeremie’s lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis, they help people understand that sometimes the best way to deal with illness, disease and life is simply to laugh.

Learn more about the podcast and listen to the latest episodes while you count down the days until we launch registration in November. We can't wait to see these three take the stage at Quality Forum 2020!

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Process Mapping

Join us for Our Mapping Workshop in Prince George
Find Out How Mapping Can Deepen Your Improvement Work

Mapping is a powerful and effective tool that allows health providers to visually represent the current state of a process or journey.

This is often the first step to planning improvement within a system, as it results in an observable representation that is easily understood by patients and families, clinicians, decision makers and others.

Tuesday, October 8

Prince George, BC
Location TBA


Our new workshop will explore various approaches to mapping health care processes and experiences in support of person-centred improvement. The focus of this interactive session will include components of process mapping, value stream mapping and patient journey mapping. We’ll also translate theory into practice by providing an opportunity to try facilitating these different types of mapping sessions and equip participants to apply what they learn in their own context.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize how mapping can help facilitate person-centred improvement;
  • Determine the most appropriate type of mapping for an improvement effort;
  • Apply strategies for planning successful mapping sessions;
  • Lead mapping sessions in a health care setting; and
  • Utilize mapping outputs to drive improvement.
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World Patient Safety Day

September 17 marks the first-ever World Patient Safety Day!

To celebrate the first World Patient Safety Day, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute – in partnership with Patients for Patient Safety Canada, Health Standards Organization (HSO) and CAE Healthcare – is hosting an exclusive screening of To Err is Human on September 17, 2019 in Ottawa, Canada.

Unable to make it in person? The film will also be streamed live beginning at 1200 PT! 

What is World Patient Safety Day?
For the first time, the World Health Organization will launch a global campaign to create awareness of patient safety and urge people to show their commitment to making health care safer.

What is the Film About? 
Through interviews with leaders in health care, footage of real-world efforts leading to safer care, and one family’s compelling journey from victimhood to empowerment, the film provides a unique look at the healthcare system’s ongoing fight against preventable harm.

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