Sepsis Awareness Month
September 1 – September 30 CDT
Sepsis Awareness Month is observed in September. In 2011, Sepsis Alliance recognized that more attention could be drawn to sepsis and sepsis awareness if there were a specific month dedicated to the cause.
Sepsis Awareness Month allows for organizations and facilities to organize activities for their staff, and for Sepsis Alliance supporters to make a concentrated effort to spread information about sepsis.
Despite these great strides in awareness, sepsis remains a public health crisis, taking a life every two minutes in the U.S. Sepsis takes more lives than opioid overdoses, breast cancer, and prostate cancer combined. The key to saving lives is TIME. As many as 80% of sepsis deaths could be prevented with rapid diagnosis and treatment. This is why Sepsis Alliance created Sepsis: It’s About T.I.M.E. TM, a public awareness campaign to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of sepsis and the urgent need to seek medical treatment when signs are present.
Central to the campaign is T.I.M.E., an acronym that stands for:
T: Temperature that’s abnormal
I: Signs of an infection
M: Mental decline
E: Feeling extremely ill
To learn more, visit https://www.sepsis.org/
Personalized Cause® supports Sepsis Awareness Month with:
Black and Red Custom Awareness Ribbons for Sepsis Awareness, click here.
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Black and Red Fabric Awareness Ribbons for Sepsis Awareness, click here.