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Sepsis Australia

Sepsis Australia is a collaborative of individuals and organisations who are working to improve outcomes for Australian patients with sepsis and to provide information and support to the families and friends of people with sepsis.

Sepsis Australia does not duplicate the efforts of its state, territory, professional and consumer partners, but rather provides an avenue through which members can collaborate to better disseminate information about sepsis to healthcare workers and the general community.

Vision and mission

Reduce the burden of sepsis (death and disability) by:

  • increasing awareness of sepsis in the community, government policy makers and healthcare workers
  • coordinating a national approach to World Sepsis Day on 13 September
  • supporting state and territory health services, clinicians, professional societies and colleges by promulgating best evidence based practice
  • working to ensure a high national standard of sepsis awareness, prevention, clinical care, post sepsis care and support
  • developing education resources and building sepsis research capacity
  • providing an avenue for the development of patient/carer led support groups and community engagement.

How Sepsis Australia can help

Sepsis is a condition that is responsible for or contributes to up to half of all deaths occurring in hospital. It’s estimated that there are 55,000 cases of sepsis resulting in least 8700 deaths in Australia each year, yet few people have heard of sepsis and the prevalence of sepsis is increasing.

Unlike conditions such as heart disease or breast or prostate cancer, sepsis affects people of all ages and patients cared for by almost all health care professionals. Sepsis Australia is specifically dedicated to reducing the burden of sepsis in Australia.

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Australian Sepsis Network.

Last reviewed: January 2024

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What is Sepsis? - Sepsis Australia

Sepsis is the life-threatening condition that arises when the body's response to an infection damages its own tissues and organs. It can lead to shock, failure of multiple organs, and death. Organ failure and death are more likely if sepsis is not recognized early and not treated promptly. Sepsis is…

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Patients and Carers - Sepsis Australia

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (USA) Global Sepsis Alliance Hand Hygiene Australia Infection Prevention & Healthcare Facilities – Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control Limbs for Life Amputee Peer Support National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Sepsis Factsheet Sepsis Alliance website Information on Treatment When a…

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Signs and Symptoms of Sepsis - Sepsis Australia

Sepsis is treatable if caught early. It can occur as a result of any infection, so it is important to be aware of sepsis symptoms and seek urgent medical help if you have: rapid breathing rapid heart rate confusion, slurred speech or disorientation fever or shivering muscle pain not passing…

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FAQs - Sepsis Australia

These are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about sepsis, both from individuals and healthcare providers. What is sepsis? Sepsis is an illness that can happen in response to an infection and can quickly become life-threatening. It can affect all parts of the body. In…

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