About Us

The Australian Sepsis Network (ASN) is the only dedicated national body working to reduce the burden of sepsis in Australia, through research and advocacy. The ASN is a network of organisations and individuals with the common aim to improve outcomes for Australian patients with sepsis, and to provide information and support to the families and friends of people with sepsis. The ASN is hosted by The George Institute for Global Health.

Update on COVID-19 and Sepsis

Update: Can COVID-19 Cause Sepsis? Explaining the Relationship Between the Coronavirus Disease and Sepsis. Now that more scientific data are available on COVID-19, the Global Sepsis Alliance can more definitively state that COVID-19 does indeed cause sepsis. For more information see: Update on COVID19 and Sepsis

COVID-19 and Sepsis Resources from the Sepsis Alliance

The Sepsis Alliance has launched a COVID-19 resource page on sepsis.org to help answer your questions about sepsis and COVID-19, keep you informed as the pandemic evolves, and help you understand what you can do to keep you and your family safe.  Please see: COVID-19 and sepsis resources

New – Surviving Sepsis Campaign COVID-19 Guidelines

Just released – See: SCC COVID-19 Guidelines The SSC COVID-19 subcommittee panel (36 experts from 12 countries) issued 53 statements based on the available evidence, four of which are best practices based on high-quality evidence: Healthcare workers performing aerosol-generating procedures (e.g. intubation, bronchoscopy, open suctioning, etc.) on patients with COVID-19 should…

Video of the 3rd Annual Meeting of the European Sepsis Alliance Now Available

The video from the 3rd Annual Meeting of the European Sepsis Alliance is now available to watch on demand see 3rd Annual ESA Meeting Video  Please use the chapter markers (available in the description box on YouTube) to go directly to the speaker/debate you are interested in most. Over the course…


See the UK Sepsis Trust advice on COVID-19 and sepsis covering: What is my risk following sepsis? What should I do if I feel I’m in a higher risk group?                – Including information on vulnerable groups and social distancing Can CoViD-19 cause sepsis?…