Every two minutes someone dies from sepsis in the U.S. — that’s more than from prostate cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined. Sepsis is a public health challenge and the Massachusetts Sepsis Consortium brings together leading experts and advocates from across the state to advance sepsis care, raise awareness and save lives.

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Emergency Department Protocols Taskforce

The task force on emergency department screening and treatment protocols issued a new report with recommendations and a toolkit to help improve sepsis care.

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Sepsis Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Steering Committee

The Consortium is currently developing recommendations for providers that care for individuals at a higher risk of developing sepsis, such as people with disabilities and those aged 65 or older.

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Statewide Public Awareness Campaign

Sepsis is the leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals, but 35 percent of adults have never heard of it and the majority cannot identify the most common symptoms. Sepsis Smart aims to educate the public about sepsis and what to do if a loved one is showing signs of this serious disease.

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Videos

What You Need to Know to Save a Life from the Rory Staunton Foundation

Sepsis: It's About Time to Save a Life from the Sepsis Alliance

Remarks by Secretary Sudders and two Massachusetts residents deeply affected by sepsis