Katie

It has been more than 7 years since Katie nearly lost her life to sepsis. In early 2010, Katie was a recent high school graduate and looking forward to studying make-up artistry. Then 18 years old, Katie developed a renal abscess that led to septic shock. At first, she assumed…

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…

Sarah

Sarah was no stranger to hospitals when she developed sepsis in October 2017. At only 18, she was battling a pituitary tumour and two inoperable optic gliomas (a type a tumour on the nerve that connects the eye to the brain) that had caused blindness in her right eye, and…

Stopping Sepsis – 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…