Sepsis training in action
On Friday 11 August, the Australian Sepsis Network (ASN) took part in a sepsis quality improvement workshop at Manly Hospital, led by Dr Matt Morgan, an Intensive Care specialist. Originally from the United Kingdom, Dr Morgan’s work includes a focus…
QLD Statewide Paediatric Sepsis Forum
Registration is now open for the Queensland Statewide Paediatric Sepsis Forum, to be held in Brisbane on Monday 21 August. Sepsis is a global threat to children and adults and is a main contributor to global morbidity and mortality. Infants…
Survey reveals the common killer most Australians have never heard of
It kills more people than prostate and breast cancer, but six out of ten Australians have never heard of sepsis.
Young mum loses her arms and legs to a killer illness that’s slaying 6,400 Aussie a year
It’s the little recognised disease that cost new mum Korina Valentine two arms, two legs and a nose when a timely dose of antibiotics could have stopped it fast.
Saving patients from sepsis is a race against time
Sepsis is caused by the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to an infection and requires rapid intervention. It begins outside of the hospital for nearly 80 percent of patients.