Sepsis Alliance Summit 2021 Closing Remarks with Katy Grainger
Katy Grainger, a sepsis survivor, and sepsis advocate, shares her incredible experience with septic shock and life after sepsis as a multiple amputee. Katy explains why she is using her voice to advocate for continued education of patients, families, survivors, and healthcare providers, as well as the need to support innovation, research, and change: so that together, we can save lives and reduce suffering from sepsis.
This session was originally presented in September 2021 as part of the 2021 Sepsis Alliance Summit.
Nurses, Advanced Practice Providers, Physicians, Emergency Responders, Pharmacists, Medical Technologists, Respiratory Therapists, Physical/ Occupational Therapist, Social Workers, Mental Health Professionals, Students, IT Professionals, Sepsis Survivors, Advocates, and more!
Member of Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors, Sepsis Alliance
Katy Grainger has served on the Board of Directors of Sepsis Alliance since January 2020. She joined the Board just sixteen months after nearly dying from septic shock because of a small, infected cut on her thumb. She now lives her life as a multiple amputee, having lost her lower legs and seven fingertips due to sepsis.
When Katy became ill, she was unaware of the signs and symptoms of sepsis, despite knowing several people who had nearly died from septic shock. She has made it her mission to do everything she can to prevent others from experiencing what she went through. Katy was the keynote speaker at the inaugural Sepsis Alliance Summit in 2020. The video of her talk, which Sepsis Alliance posted online, has had over 200,000 views.
Katy has shared her story with many organizations, including The World Sepsis Congress, The New York State Office for the Aging, BioMerieux, Edwards Lifesciences, and Microsoft. Because SEP-1 compliance is associated with lower 30-day mortality and focuses on early recognition and timely treatment, Katy also shared her support of the re-endorsement of the SEP-1 process measure at the National Quality Forum Patient Safety Standing Committee Meeting. She is honored to support the work of Sepsis Alliance.
No continuing education credits are offered for this session.
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