In 2016, over 3,000 Hoosiers died from sepsis.
Sepsis claims more lives than prostate cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined—yet only 55 percent of the population knows what sepsis is. With a mortality rate between 20 and 50 percent, severe sepsis and septic shock are threatening the safety of patients in Indiana and across the country.
Beginning in 2016, and updated for 2017, IHA identified sepsis as the highest statewide priority and launched an awareness campaign. As part of the campaign, IHA:
- Produced a
Sepsis Awareness Toolkit for members to help aid hospitals in raising awareness in their communities
- Hosted four webinars, covering:
- Promoted sepsis awareness via social media and billboard advertisements
for the 2017 Rally Against Sepsis on Sept. 13 in Downtown Indianapolis.
» Read the
full case study of our efforts from our September 2016
See It. Stop It. Survive It. Sepsis Awareness Month Campaign.
To learn more about sepsis, visit the
CDC sepsis website, where you'll find fact sheets, clinical guidelines and tools, data reports, medical bibliographies and much more.