September is Sepsis Awareness Month, Keystone to Host Twitter Chat

Posted on August 27, 2020

Sepsis Awareness Month 2020In 2011, the Sepsis Alliance designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month. Sepsis is the most expensive inpatient cost in American hospitals, with an average of over $18,000 per hospital stay and more than 1.5 million sepsis hospital stays per year. Members can honor Sepsis Awareness Month by:

  • Downloading the Sepsis Awareness Month toolkit that provides resources for raising sepsis awareness in communities.
  • Using the acronym TIME to learn the signs of sepsis.
  • Sharing the Sepsis Fact Sheet with patients and throughout the organization.

Additionally, the MHA Keystone Center will host a Twitter chat on Sepsis from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 24. During the event, the MHA Keystone Center will moderate and lead the conversation, asking questions from @MHAKeystoneCtr. MHA-member hospitals are encouraged to share their improvement activities and success stories and use the hashtags #KeystoneSepsis and #SAM2020.

The MHA Keystone Center will also share information and resources on its social media channels on Twitter and LinkedIn during Sepsis Awareness Month that will highlight evidence-based practices to improve sepsis identification and treatment.

The Sept. 24 Twitter chat aims to raise awareness of sepsis, discuss early identification and screening and help drive improvement in sepsis care. For more information, contact the MHA Keystone Center.


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  • September is Sepsis Awareness Month, Keystone to Host Twitter Chat

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