MHA Keystone Center Spreads Awareness of Sepsis Through Twitter Chat
Posted on September 25, 2020
The MHA Keystone Center hosted a one-hour Twitter chat Sept. 24 to raise awareness on correctly identifying and treating sepsis as part of Sepsis Awareness Month. Sepsis is a rapid response to infection that can lead to serious complications and is currently the leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals.
The event convened national and state experts; MHA Keystone Center-member hospitals and health systems, including Spectrum Health, Beaumont Health and Michigan Medicine; partner organizations MPRO, the Illinois Health and Hospital Association, and the Wisconsin Hospital Association; and sepsis expert, Pat Posa, RN, MSA, FAAN, quality and patient safety program manager, Michigan Medicine. Sepsis Alliance, a pioneer in sepsis awareness, also participated in the conversation. The Twitter chat allowed participants to engage with their peers and think critically of ways to help their communities reduce sepsis and sepsis mortality — including sepsis related to COVID-19.
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. Fifteen accounts participated in the chat during the one-hour session, and the conversation garnered more than 113,000 impressions (the number of times the conversation was seen) to reach approximately 19,000 users.
Throughout the month of September, the MHA Keystone Center shared information and resources on its social media pages that highlight evidence-based practices to improve sepsis identification and treatment. Members may visit the MHA Keystone Center’s Twitter and LinkedIn to view these resources.
Members with questions may contact the MHA Keystone Center.
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