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World Sepsis Day is a global call to action for increasing public awareness and knowledge of sepsis, and is officially recognized by the province of British Columbia. The BC Sepsis Network shows support and solidarity with those who have lost their lives to sepsis and their families, sepsis survivors and health care providers who commit to reducing morbidity and mortality associated with sepsis.

This year we are hosting two World Sepsis Day events, covering early-recognition to long-term sequalae, with broad perspectives from acute and primary care, including clinicians and survivors. Please forward this email invitation to your colleagues and patient partners!

Bridging Gaps in Post-Sepsis Care for Survivors
September 13, 2021 | 1000 – 1100 PT

A patient’s health care journey does not end after they are treated for sepsis. Survivors deal with the effects of sepsis long after they are discharged from the hospital. Up to 50% of sepsis survivors suffer severe and lasting effects, including early death, within the following three years. Seriously ill COVID-19 survivors have sepsis and face these long-term sequelae.

In partnership with the UBC Action on Sepsis Research Cluster, discover how local and international patients and care providers’ experience post-sepsis by attending an online panel discussion: from acute care, discharge planning to transitioning to the community. Join the Conversation!

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

  1. Compare the experiences of survivors and clinicians in post-sepsis care across various settings and demographics.
  2. Identify gaps and challenges in the sepsis patient pathway transitioning from the hospital.
  3. Explore improvement ideas from both the patient and clinician perspective.

Health Care Quality Improvement:
Strategies for Overcoming Barriers

September 13, 2021 | 1300 – 1400 PT 

Kathleen Vollman, a leading sepsis quality improvement (QI) specialist from Michigan, will present wise practices for sepsis QI in the hospital, both for early-recognition and treatment. The focus will be on measurement, identifying gaps and strategies to improve. Got tricky sepsis quality challenges? Bring these along for group discussion!

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

  1. Identify several team and organizational challenges to implementing the evidence for early recognition
  2. Compare and contrast the different strategies to address team and organization barriers when translating sepsis science into practice.
  3. Describe how use of data and stories can impact engagement in translating of evidence into practice.

About the BC Sepsis Network

The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council created the BC Sepsis Network in 2012, an expanding group of point-of-care clinicians, quality improvement and administrative health care workers, committed to improving sepsis care in BC through a model of distributed leadership. The BC Sepsis Network is a highly visible member of the global sepsis community and has been an early adopter of Centre for Disease Control sepsis resources.

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