World Sepsis Day 2021

World Sepsis Day 2021

Sepsis is a life-threatening illness that occurs when the body’s response to infection damages its own tissues and organs. It is known as the ‘silent killer’ as its symptoms often mimic that of other, less serious illnesses such as the flu or gastro. But, if it is identified and treated early, patients can recover.

World Sepsis Day is held annually on 13 September and is designed to help raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of sepsis. Queensland Health would like your help to empower Queenslanders to ask: Could this be sepsis? by learning about the signs and symptoms of sepsis and when to seek help.

Learn about sepsis

With rates of sepsis increasing in Queensland, Clinical Excellence Queensland is working with key stakeholders to improve early recognition and treatment of sepsis in an effort to reduce its devastating impact on families and our communities.

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Resources

Here are some resources to share across your communication channels so you can show your support for World Sepsis Day 2021.

Digital

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Instagram

Twitter

We suggest using any of the below sentences for your World Sepsis Day 2021 social media post:

  • More people die from sepsis each year than on our roads. September 13 is World Sepsis Day. You can help save lives by learning about the signs and symptoms of sepsis and when to ask: Could this be sepsis? https://clinicalexcellence.qld.gov.au/priority-areas/safety-and-quality/sepsis
  • Did you know more people die from sepsis each year than on our roads? September 13 is World Sepsis Day. You can help save lives by learning about the signs and symptoms of sepsis and when to ask: Could this be sepsis? #sepsis #WSD2021 #GoPurpleForSepsis
  • Sepsis is known as the ‘silent killer’ because its symptoms often mimic that of other illnesses such as the flu or gastro. Do you know what to look for? Find out this World Sepsis Day - September 13. You might just help save a life. #sepsis #WSD2021 #GoPurpleForSepsis https://clinicalexcellence.qld.gov.au/priority-areas/safety-and-quality/sepsis

Videos

Think, could this be sepsis?

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What is sepsis?

World Sepsis Day 2021 | Adult animation

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Understanding sepsis

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