Twitter Chat Engages Members and Partner Organizations to Discuss Sepsis
Posted on September 27, 2019
The MHA Keystone Center hosted a one-hour Twitter chat Sept. 19 that convened national and state experts, MHA Keystone Center-member hospitals and several of its partner organizations, including MPRO, the Wisconsin Hospital Association, the Illinois Health & Hospital Association, and Vlasic & Roth. The event drew attention to sepsis, the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection. The Sepsis Alliance designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month in 2011.
The MHA Keystone Center served as moderator for the Twitter chat and asked questions from @MHAKeystoneCtr as participants engaged in an informative discussion and shared answers by using the hashtag #KeystoneSepsis. Nearly 20 accounts participated in the chat during the one-hour session, and the conversation garnered more than 68,000 impressions (how many times the conversation was seen) to reach approximately 17,000 users.
The social media event aimed to raise awareness of sepsis, discuss early identification and screening and help drive improvement in the care of patients with sepsis. The Twitter chat allowed participants to engage with their peers and think critically of ways to help their communities reduce sepsis and sepsis mortality.
The MHA Keystone Center brings attention to sepsis in conjunction with Sepsis Awareness Month and through other activities throughout the year. Activities have included sharing resources, holding sepsis simulation events, hosting local 5K runs/walks, and creating a podcast to educate its members. For more information, contact the MHA Keystone Center.
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