SEPtember is SEPsis Month.
Sepsis is one of the most common, least-recognized illnesses in both the developed and developing world. Globally, 20 to 30 million patients are estimated to be afflicted every year, with over 6 million cases of neonatal and early childhood sepsis and over 100,000 cases of maternal sepsis. Worldwide, a person dies from sepsis every few seconds. Despite its remarkable incidence, sepsis is practically unknown to the public and is often misunderstood by patients and practitioners. Sepsis leads to shock, multiple organ failure, and death, especially if not recognized early and treated promptly. Sepsis remains the primary cause of death from infection despite advances in modern medicine, including vaccines, antibiotics, and acute care. We can do so much better…..
The DMC and the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners (MiCNP) are sponsoring a 5K walk to STOMP OUT SEPSIS! through the Sepsis Alliance on World Sepsis Day, SEPtember 13, 2015 at Stony Creek Metro Park, Baypoint Beach . The Sepsis Challenge Walk is in memory of Dr. Sue Sirianni’s brother, Renato, who died in March at the age of 46 of septic shock.
Please come walk with us or donate to this worthy cause as we try to educate the public to act quickly and seek treatment when infection is present.
Join one of our teams, Sepsis Sue or Maria’s Sepsis Minions, or any of the other teams as we try to STOMP OUT SEPSIS! and increase public awareness!
Click here to donate or to register: https://donate.sepsisalliance.org/rochester/events/sepsis-challenge-stomp-out-sepsis-memory-renato-brancaleoni/e54596