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September 13 is World Sepsis Day
Register for Two Upcoming Webinars

World Sepsis Day is fast approaching! On September 13 we are hosting two 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.

Help Raise Sepsis Awareness!
Check out our info kit for ideas and resources. Included are newsletter templates, a photo challenge and other key resources.

  • 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 survivors face. Visit our website to read sepsis survival stories.
  • Recognize Long-Term Issues Patients who survive sepsis suffer long-term health issues. Download the Life After Sepsis Guide developed by the Global Sepsis Alliance.
  • 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.

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 evidence for in-hospital sepsis care continues to evolve, for example see this recent study describing the management of hypotension. Got tricky sepsis quality challenges? Bring these along for group discussion!

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

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

Nardia Strydom MBChB, CCFP – Head, Dept. of Family Medicine, Providence and VCH.

Jaclyn Robinson BSc, RN COVID-19 survivor and current Clinical Nurse Specialist for the provincial Post-COVID-19 Interdisciplinary Clinical Care Network.

Kristin MacDonald MSc Sepsis survivor working with the Action On Sepsis Patient Advisory Council.

Clare Komugisha RN, MPH Nurse and researcher supervisor, improving post-discharge sepsis care in Uganda.

John Boyd MD Intensivist at St Paul's Hospital ICU, member of Action on Sepsis.

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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