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.