2013 World Sepsis Day

Last modified by Ann Watkins on 2016/04/01 18:10

The second World Sepsis Day will take place on September 13th 2013

As a recognized leader and advocate for advancing the improvement of healthcare for Canada's children and youth, the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC) supports the World Sepsis Day declaration.

We strongly encourage our member and partner organizations to visit the World Sepsis Day website and sign in support of the declaration.  We also encourage and support our members in the development of national standards for the screening and treatment of sepsis through our National Community of Practice in Sepsis.
We would also like to ask our member and partner organizations to involve their media relations departments to help us raise awareness of the issue of sepsis world wide and here in Canada.

CAPHC will be hosting a national webinar to advance the understanding of the real consequences of sepsis and present new Canadian paediatric data to our community.

In Canada* sepsis claims an estimated 9,320 lives every year, representing 10.9% of all deaths occurring in hospitals. Sepsis is associated with extended hospital stays and considerable health care resource use. Patients whose sepsis occurred after they were admitted to hospital had 56% higher odds of dying than those diagnosed on admission.  A typical episode of sepsis in Canada results in an average of 9 days longer than the median length of stay for other hospitalizations and 45% of all sepsis patients admitted to ICU in Canada died.  More than 10% of sepsis hospitalizations are for children 4 years of age and under.  The rapid delivery of basic interventions – first-hour antibiotics and intravenous fluids – increases survival rates by up to 50%, and is recognized as international best practice. Unfortunately not enough patients receive these interventions.
*Quebec data not available

You can register your support for the World Sepsis Day Declaration

online: www.world-sepsis-day.org/register


Every 3-4 seconds someone dies of sepsis. The Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA) and its founding members have come together to raise the public and professional profile of sepsis - a condition that is common, global in scope, and devastating in its consequences. The impact of sepsis is enormous, and the tragedies we have witnessed as a result have led us to initiate World Sepsis Day. We know the toll of sepsis can be reduced, but we recognize that a major barrier to success lies in the fact that sepsis is largely unknown to the public, and poorly understood by professionals. Too many people develop sepsis. Too few survive.  

It’s our mission to reduce the incidence and mortality of sepsis by 20% by the year 2020. With our campaign we are educating medical professionals, informing policymakers, and create awareness among the general public.

The Global Sepsis Alliance is a worldwide association driven by health professionals, with seven international federations targeting intensive, critical and acute care medicine as well as 43 national organizations – the Global Sepsis Alliance represents more than 600,000 physicians, nurses and allied healthcare workers

World Sepsis Day is an initiative of the Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA) and its founding members,all of which are non-profit organizations:

  • World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM),
  • World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies (WFPICCS),
  • World Federation of Critical Care Nurses (WFCCN),
  •  International Sepsis Forum (ISF)
  • Sepsis Alliance (SA)

World Sepsis Day - Key Targets 2020

  • Reduce the incidence of sepsis through effective prevention strategies.
  • Increase sepsis survival rates for all population groups around the world.
  • Provide better access to suitable rehabilitation services for people everywhere.
  • Increase awareness and understanding of sepsis among healthcare professionals and the general public.
  • Track and measure the global burden of sepsis and the positive impact of sepsis control and management interventions. 


Sepsis Facts....

SEPSIS is common and carries a high risk of death and long term complications...

INCIDENCE is increasing dramatically...

The DIAGNOSIS of sepsis is often delayed...

COSTS of sepsis are high and rising...

SEPSIS is a medical emergency...

HOSPITALIZATION rates for sepsis have overtaken the incidence of myocardial infarction...


Tags: webinar sepsis
Created by Lisa Stromquist on 2013/08/15 15:24