Hand Hygiene with the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission

This year the World Health Organisation’s SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands May 5 campaign is linking hand hygiene to the prevention of sepsis in healthcare. Over 18,000 Australians suffer from sepsis every year and 5,000 of these will die. Of those who survive, half are left with a disability or…

Stopping Sepsis – a National Action Plan

It’s known as the silent killer and takes more lives than the annual road toll. Today the Australian Sepsis Network and The George Institute for Global Health have launched a national action plan to reduce the number of people who lose their lives each year to sepsis – a life…

ADRENAL study: evidence for steroids in treating septic shock

Treating sepsis patients with steroids leads to quicker recovery and reduces the number of blood transfusions needed, according to ADRENAL – the largest ever international clinical trial on septic shock. A team of researchers from The George Institute for Global Health – including Professor Simon Finfer of the Australian Sepsis…

Examining genetic markers in sepsis

Septic shock is a serious complication of sepsis, affecting 15 thousand Australians annually, with a global mortality rate of up to 50%. Occurring when blood pressure is dangerously low, septic shock starves organs and can rapidly lead to multiple organ failure or death. Adding to the severity of the condition…

Sepsis Explained in 3 Minutes

To mark World Sepsis Day, the Global Sepsis Alliance has produced a short video explaining what sepsis is, and how to identify and treat it. Please share this video with friends, family, and colleagues. It may one day save their lives.