New Sepsis Institute Provides Multiplatform Sepsis Education Training Programs for Healthcare Professionals

To educate healthcare providers on recognizing the signs of sepsis across the continuum of care, DRIVe and Sepsis Alliance, one of the nation’s leading sepsis organizations, launched a sepsis education and training initiative called the Sepsis Institute.

The Sepsis Institute will provide high quality, evidence-based education and training on the recognition, treatment and management of sepsis to healthcare professionals. The Institute will develop and house new webinars and training modules created for a range of healthcare providers including primary care and urgent care practitioners, nursing staff and emergency medical services personnel.

BARDA seeks to empower the healthcare professionals who are on the frontlines during a national health crisis to save lives, and in that effort early identification and prompt treatment of sepsis will be critical. Recognizing the earliest signs of sepsis is particularly challenging because many of the symptoms are shared with common infections.

According to the Sepsis Alliance, sepsis is being increasingly recognized as a medical emergency, a leading cause of death and a major public health concern.

Sepsis kills an estimated 270,000 Americans each year and occurs when the body’s overwhelming response to infection results in a dysregulated immune response that can cause serious tissue damage, organ failure and death. Sepsis is already a serious health issue, and in the event of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack or incident resulting in increased rates of infection, sepsis could pose an even greater health security threat.

DRIVe’s Solving Sepsis program supports the development of transformational technologies, including preventative and mitigation measures to reduce sepsis incidence, morbidity and mortality as well as economic burden. The program is part of DRIVe’s mission to support transformative innovation to protect Americans from 21st century health security threats.

DRIVe and Sepsis Alliance are committed to a establishing a public-non-profit organization partnership, with DRIVe contributing $427,248 of the total $622,248 estimated project cost to establish the Sepsis Institute and develop educational content. Sepsis Alliance will fund the remaining development costs.

About Sepsis Alliance

Sepsis Alliance is the leading sepsis organization in the U.S., with expertise in developing educational materials for professionals and for the public, reaching more than 3 million patients and providers each year. Sepsis Alliance is working in all 50 states to save lives and reduce suffering by raising awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency. In 2018, Sepsis Alliance launched It’s About TIME™ , a national initiative to create broader awareness of sepsis and the need for urgency in seeking treatment when there are signs and symptoms present.

In 2011, Sepsis Alliance designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month to bring healthcare professionals and community members together in the fight against sepsis. Sepsis Alliance gives a voice to the millions of people who have been touched by sepsis – to the survivors, and the friends and family members of those who have survived or who have died. Since 2007, sepsis awareness in the U.S. has risen from 19% to 65%. Sepsis Alliance is a GuideStar Gold Rated charity. For more information, please visit Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter at @SepsisAlliance.

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