Becker’s Infection Control & Clinical Quality | Keeping Infection Out of Patient Care: Beating Sepsis


Sepsis affects over 26 million people worldwide each year and is the largest killer of children and newborn infants in the world. In the U.S., 258,000 people die from sepsis every year – one every 2 minutes; more than prostate cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined. (Source:

2016 marked the first World Sepsis Day calling for all nations to address the growing burden of sepsis, and bringing the problem to the limelight. The Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA), a worldwide collaboration of prominent clinicians and health care associations, is appealing to every country to establish a national action plan to reduce sepsis by at least 20 per cent by the year 2020.  More…