April 23, 2018


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 in the run up to World Hand Hygiene Day on 5 May 2018.

    Click to download the How to Prevent Sepsis PDF


One of these useful resources is a new infographic on sepsis prevention (see above). It is currently available in English and will also be issued in French, Spanish, Arabic and Russian in the coming days.

ESICM is a staunch supporter of the WHO’s 2017 resolution on improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis (WHA70.7) and initiatives such as the SAVE LIVES Campaign that aim to prevent healthcare-associated infections, which are a risk factor for the development of sepsis.

Join with us and share these great resources with your colleagues in your hospital and online!


More information about this campaign as well as posters and other resources are available here.    

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