Over 3,000 Hoosiers die from sepsis each year.
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.
Download the 2017 Sepsis Awareness Toolkit.
View the speaker presentations from our Spotlight Sepsis Educational Event:
- Utilizing Para-medicine in Skilled Nursing Facilities - Sepsis Pilot Presented by Susan McAllister, DNP, RN, CPHQ and Chad Owen, BSN, RN, CMTE, EMT, Parkview Health
- Leveraging Technology Presented by Victor Chavez, M.D., FCCP and Joanna Johnson, RN, St. Vincent Evansville
- Physician Engagement Presented by R. Lee Kiser, M.D., Columbus Regional Hospital
Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and potentially life-threatening response to an infection. It can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and even death. Sepsis is a public health issue and not just a hospital problem. In Indiana, sepsis is the most frequent inpatient discharge aside from deliveries. Since 2008, Indiana hospitals have decreased inpatient sepsis mortality from 15.22 percent to 6.12 percent, according to the IHA Inpatient Discharge Study. Progress has been made, but we must continue to work to reduce the number of sepsis-related deaths across the state.
Hoosiers need to know the facts about sepsis. Together, we can raise awareness about sepsis, please share this video with your friends, family and colleagues.
See It. Stop It. Survive It.
In 2016, IHA identified sepsis as the highest statewide priority and launched See It. Stop It. Survive It., a sepsis awareness campaign. This year, IHA will be continuing the campaign. As part of the campaign, IHA:
If you suspect that you, or a loved one, has post-sepsis syndrome, talk to a doctor about resources for emotional and psychological assistance.
- Produced a
Sepsis Awareness Toolkit for members to help aid hospitals in raising awareness in their communities.
- Launched a campaign website
- Promoted sepsis awareness via social media and billboard advertisements
- Hosted four webinars, covering: