Sepsis Awareness Day at UNC Medical Center

As part of Sepsis Awareness Month in September the Performance Improvement and Patient Safety department will host an all-day event on Sept. 26 to help raise awareness, educate patients and inspire providers to stop sepsis!

PLEASE NOTE: Teams from the units and areas being recognized should try to attend over the noon hour so that senior leadership may recognize their efforts to care for our sepsis patients.   

From noon – 1 p.m. Sepsis Awareness celebration will include:

  • Welcome announcement by William Roper, MD, MPH
  • Introduction – Hillary Spangler, 2016 Sepsis Alliance Sepsis Hero
  • Reaching Families to Recognize Sepsis: Family Sepsis Education Initiative
  • Recognition of department contributions by senior leadership:
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Adult Rapid Response Team
    • Pediatric Rapid Response Team
    • ICUs, especially NCCC/MICU/PICU/NSICU
    • Pharmacy
    • Marketing and Communications – sepsis survivors series as example
    • Communications/Operators Team/ISD/Epic Teams
    • Phlebotomy/Laboratory
    • Nursing Education

Light refreshments will be served during the celebration

In addition to the celebration, Sepsis Awareness Day Festivities, which will be held in the Children’s Hospital lobby from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., will also feature:

  • A raffle with great prizes: one week of valet parking, one red FreedomPay tag, two Starbucks cards and sepsis giveaways)
  • Sepsis Wheel of Fortune game
  • Sepsis educational resources
  • Adult and pediatric IV fluid resuscitation simulation
  • And more!

On behalf of Performance Improvement and Patient Safety, you are invited to help us recognize and celebrate the many dedicated teams who offer their clinical skills, time and compassion at UNC Health Care.