miércoles, 24 de agosto de 2016

CDC Releases New Vital Signs Report on Sepsis

Think Sepsis.Time Matters.

Today, CDC releases a report about sepsis, emphasizing the importance of prevention and early recognition. Sepsis is a complication 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. Time matters.
What can you do to prevent and recognize sepsis to save lives? CDC is offering 6 events where you can learn more about sepsis from CDC’s new Vital Signs report and show your support during September in honor of Sepsis Awareness Month.
  1. Read and share new sepsis Vital Signs materials.
  1. Share your personal story about sepsis on social media, using the hashtag #ThinkSepsis.
    • Starting today, tell how sepsis has impacted you or your family, and remind your friends, loved ones to#ThinkSepsis. Share stories and photos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. 
    • Watch and share a video on One Family’s Struggle with Sepsis
    • Repost CDC social media about sepsis – look for it on @cdcgov, @cdc_ncezid andwww.facebook.com/cdc
  1. Learn how other states have successfully tackled sepsis by joining a state health department Town Hall.   
  1. Join online for the 1st World Sepsis Congress!
  1. Participate in a sepsis Twitter chat hosted by ABC News’ Dr. Richard Besser and CDC!
    • Sepsis Twitter Chat – Tuesday, September 13 at 1 PM EDT
      • Follow and use #ABCDrBChat to join @CDCgov,@DrRichardBesser and many other partners as we educate and share about sepsis.
  1. Register for CDC’s two FREE webinars with continuing education for healthcare providers.
    1. Advances in Sepsis: Protecting Patients Throughout the Lifespan
    1. Empowering Nurses for Early Sepsis Recognition
CDC encourages you to share these learning opportunities broadly with your colleagues and partners. Thank you for your help in spreading the word that sepsis prevention and early recognition saves lives!
Learn more about sepsis at www.cdc.gov/sepsis.

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