Massachusetts Sepsis Awareness Day
Thanks to all for the wonderful turnout at the State House to mark the first Massachusetts Sepsis Awareness Day.
Help spread the word about the dangers of sepsis: @MASepsis
Every two minutes someone dies from sepsis in the U.S. – that’s more than from prostate cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined. Sepsis is a medical emergency in the Commonwealth and the Massachusetts Sepsis Consortium brings together leading experts and advocates from across the state to raise awareness and save lives.
Sepsis is treatable, especially with early diagnosis and treatment. We'll be working together to make sure everyone knows about the signs and symptoms while also developing new resources for patients and providers to recognize, treat and beat this illness.
On Sepsis Awareness Day, Secretary Sudders expressed confidence that the work of the newly formed Massachusetts Sepsis Consortium will yield positive results for patients and families across the state.Learn More
The Consortium is a partnership of more than 25 state and national organizations representing government, health care and advocacy that will collectively raise public awareness about sepsis and develop new protocols for rapid detection and treatment.
Symptoms can include:
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information about sepsis.Visit the CDC's website
Talk to a doctor or nurse about steps you can take to prevent infection, including:
A partnership of more than 25 state and national organizations working together to improve awareness and early detection and treatment of sepsis in the Commonwealth.