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Community Based Sepsis

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  • Sepsis in the News
    • Albany, NY

      On October 3, 2018 healthcare providers and community partners representing NYS hospitals, home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, physician practices, EMS, national patient advocacy organizations, NYS Office for the Aging  and community stakeholders convened for a first of its kind All-Sector Summit on Sepsis. The purpose of the summit was to bring together all stakeholders to have critical conversations about a statewide call to action to address a serious public health concern: Sepsis.

      A link to the conference program can be found here.

      Special guest, Benita Zahn, Co-Anchor for WNYT, local NBC affiliate, addressed the conference. Benita’s coverage of the All-Sector Sepsis Summit on the evening news can be found here.

    • September 8, 2018; The Washington Post recognizes Sepsis Awareness Month (September) with the following article.

      Learn more about sepsis and how to prevent infections at www.cdc.gov/sepsis.

      NOW AVAILABLE: Order free #GetAheadOfSepsis materials! Select "Sepsis" from the Programs drop down menu and click "Search" or call 1-800-CDC-INFO. Share these materials to help others know the risks, spot the signs and symptoms, and ACT FAST. https://go.usa.gov/xQJeQ

    • May 7, 2018: A message from the CDC and the Rory Staunton Foundation
      Orlaith Staunton, co-founder of the Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention, and her daughter looked at each other in disbelief. They felt they were watching history repeat itself as a basketball coach bandaged a cut for one of his players, but without taking the precaution of cleaning the wound beforehand. That was the same scenario they believe led to sepsis and ultimately the death of Orlaith’s son Rory. In post on CDC's Safe Healthcare Blog, Orlaith explains the Rory Staunton Foundation's back to basics approach to prevent infections that could lead to sepsis.
    • March 3, 2018: Listen to Al Cardillo, Executive VP of the Home Care Association of NYS and Sara Butterfield, RN, Senior Director, Health Care Quality Improvement at IPRO, discuss sepsis on WGY’s "Upstate Issues: Life-Threatening Sepsis" Sepsis in the News
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Please click on the following link for ​information to keep yourself and your loved ones safe from sepsis, produced by The Rory Staunton Foundation.

 

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Sara Butterfield, RN, BSN, CPHQ, CCM
Senior Director
IPRO
Health Care Quality Improvement Program
20 Corporate Woods Boulevard
Albany, NY 12211-2370
Phone: (518) 426-3300 Ext.104
Direct Dial: (518) 320-3504
Fax: (518) 426-3418
Sara.Butterfield@area-I.hcqis.org

Eve Bankert MT (ASCP)
Quality Improvement Specialist
IPRO
20 Corporate Woods Boulevard
Albany, NY 12211
Phone: (518) 320-3552
Fax: (518) 426-3418
Eve.Bankert@area-I.hcqis.org

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Sarah Stein Banyai, MPH
Quality Specialist
The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME)
12040 Regency Parkway, Suite 100 
Cary, NC 27518
Phone NC: (919) 461-5538
Phone SC: (803) 212-7521
Fax: (516)233-3358