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BARDA DRIVe and Sepsis Alliance to provide educational content on COVID-19 and Sepsis

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Sepsis Alliance and BARDA’s Division of Research, Innovation and Ventures (DRIVe) are partnering to provide two high-quality, evidence-based education and training webinars on sepsis and COVID-19 in order to improve patient outcomes and save lives. Understanding the connection between severe COVID-19 and sepsis is essential for healthcare providers in treating their patients and can help save lives. These two new webinars will focus on emerging infectious diseases and sepsis as well as treating COVID-19 survivors and post-sepsis sequelae.

Almost any infection can lead to sepsis, including COVID-19, the infection caused by the SARS-COV-2 virus. Understanding the correlation between infections and sepsis will improve our response to the current COVID-19 pandemic as well as improve preparedness for future health security threats. As healthcare providers learn more about COVID-19, understanding the challenges that survivors of COVID-19 and viral sepsis face will help improve long-term outcomes for these patients. These webinars will provide critical educational tools to help healthcare providers manage the recovery of COVID-19 patients and patients who develop sepsis from other emerging infectious diseases.

BARDA has partnered with Sepsis Alliance to develop other educational content for The Sepsis Institute, an online learning platform created by Sepsis Alliance that provides healthcare professional across the continuum of care with high quality, evidence-based sepsis education and training.

This award is one component of BARDA’s rapidly expanding COVID-19 medical countermeasure portfolio; visit BARDA’s COVID-19 Portfolio to learn more.

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Sepsis Alliance is the first and leading sepsis organization in the U.S., working to save lives and reduce suffering by improving sepsis awareness and care. In 2011, Sepsis Alliance designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month to bring healthcare professionals and community members together in the fight against sepsis. Sepsis Alliance hosts the Sepsis Coordinator Network and The Sepsis Institute, platforms for peer-to-peer interaction and continuing education for healthcare providers. Sepsis Alliance gives a voice to the millions of people who have been touched by sepsis – to the survivors, and the friends and family members of those who have survived or who have died. Since 2003, sepsis awareness in the U.S. has risen from 19% to 65%. Sepsis Alliance is a GuideStar Gold Rated Charity. For more information, please visit Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter at @SepsisAlliance.

Last Updated: June 11, 2020