World Sepsis Day 2017

Sepsis is a time critical medical emergency resulting from an overwhelming inflammatory response to infection. In New South Wales, more than 6000 patients are hospitalised each year due to sepsis. These patients represent a significant burden on health system resources,  often require intensive care, and length of stay in hospital is significantly prolonged. Around 18 per cent of these patients will die from sepsis-related complications.

How you can make a difference

World Sepsis Day (WSD) is an initiative of the Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA) to promote sepsis awareness. The international focus for 2017 is maternal and neonatal sepsis - the Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC) is promoting early recognition and treatment for maternal, newborn and paediatric sepsis.

We invite you to raise the profile of sepsis by participating in our sepsis photo campaign and hosting sepsis education and promotion activities in your facility.

World Sepsis Day 2017 Posters

Paediatric & Neonatal

For further information, email us
Make sure you follow us on twitter @sepsis_kills and use #sepsis and #wsd17 when posting tweets.