World Sepsis Day – 13 September 2019

Global campaign to prevent sepsis, improve diagnosis and management   13 September is World Sepsis Day and the Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA) and World Health Organization (WHO) are together urging all health systems, policymakers, healthcare workers and civilians to develop a concerted effort on sepsis prevention, diagnosis and management, to save lives. Mortality rates for […]

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Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Update

Avoiding over-use of antibiotics in the ICU   Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a worldwide issue and patients in ICU are at risk.  The WHO (World Health Organisation) has identified AMR as one of the top ten global health threats of 2019. Giving antibiotics without diagnosing infection in patients, combined with general over-prescribing of antibiotics by […]

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World Hand Hygiene Day

Join the Clean Hands Challenge World Hand Hygiene Day on May 5th! To support this year’s slogan “It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in healthcare”, ESICM is encouraging members,  colleagues and followers from around the world to participate in the Clean Hands Challenge. The Clean Hands Challenge is a global challenge focused on educating all healthcare workers about hand hygiene […]

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WHO: SAVE LIVES – How to Prevent Sepsis

It’s in your hands – Prevent Sepsis in Healthcare As part of its “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands” campaign, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is working to raise awareness amongst healthcare professionals about the prevention of healthcare-associated sepsis through hand hygiene and infection prevention and control (IPC). They have provided a number of key resources for practitioners […]

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SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands

WHO’s global annual call to action for healthcare workers 5 May 2018: It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in healthcare   Sepsis is estimated to affect more than 30 million patients every year worldwide. While it often occurs prior to a patient’s access to the health facility, sepsis can also result from care provided […]

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(icTV) COMMENTARY: THE WHO SEPSIS RESOLUTION

Making an impact on global sepsis awareness In this icTV interview, SCCM President Ruth Kleinpell comments on the 2017 World Health Organization (WHO) resolution to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis. She delves into the continuing difficulties related to the recognition of sepsis on a global public scale and the need to support one […]

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