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Sepsis In The News

August 31, 2017: The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new campaign entitled “Get Ahead of Sepsis”. The “Get Ahead of Sepsis” educational initiative calls on healthcare professionals to educate patients about: recognizing sepsis as a medical emergency, identifying the early signs of sepsis, preventing infections and seeking medical attention quickly if you suspect sepsis. There are a number of resources available on the website that can be downloaded, printed, and shared.

View the CDC’s August 31 press release here.

In addition, a link has been created on the Surviving Sepsis Campaign website home page.

Aired February 1, 2017 on News 10 ABC and WXXA-FOX23: "Silent Killer". News anchor Lydia Kulbida interviews local sepsis survivor to raise sepsis awareness.

Aired on 10/1/16 on WGY radio “A Deadly Ignorance/ Upstate Issues”

August 24, 2016:  CDC releases a report about sepsis, emphasizing the importance of prevention and early recognition. Sepsis is caused by the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Sepsis is a medical emergency.
Vital Signs website

August 23, 2016: PBS News Hour- "What Parents and the Public Need to Know About Sepsis"

Listen to Infectious Diseases expert and AQIN consultant Dr. Alan Sanders and host Dr. Alan Chartock on NPR affiliate WAMC radio program “Medical Monday” discuss sepsis and answer callers questions

WNYT Channel 13 Albany Benita Zahn Interview: Campaign Underway To Raise Sepsis Awareness – April 12, 2016

News Anchor Benita Zahn interview with AQIN Sepsis Consultant DR. Alan Sanders on community based sepsis awareness and AQIN Community Based Sepsis Special Innovation Project

Modern Healthcare: The 20 most expensive medical conditions treated in hospitals

Sepsis Alliance Press Release – June 2016

Sepsis Campaign Seeks to Raise Awareness of Warning Signs, Treatment Protocols
Article by Clare B. Bradley, MD, MPH


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