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