August 2023 NIAMRRE Member Spotlight: Sepsis Alliance

When:  Aug 1, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  NIAMRRE News and Events

Sepsis Alliance Overview and AMR Focus

Join us on August 1st as we hear from Abigail Paras, MPH, Senior Director, Programs, and Claudia Orth, RN, BSN, Director of Provider Education and Training at the Sepsis Alliance. 

This presentation aims to provide an overview of Sepsis Alliance, the first and leading sepsis organization in the U.S., and to describe Sepsis Alliance’s focus on antimicrobial resistance. Sepsis Alliance seeks to save lives and reduce suffering by improving sepsis awareness and care. More than 1.7 million people are diagnosed with sepsis each year in the U.S. with more than 350,000 adults dying and over 50% of survivors experiencing post-sepsis syndrome and other lingering effects, including amputations. At Sepsis Alliance’s founding in 2003, only 19% of U.S. adults were aware of the term “sepsis.” After over ten years of educational efforts for the general public and healthcare professionals through, Sepsis Alliance Institute, and Sepsis Alliance Voices, awareness is at 66%. Over 30,000 healthcare professionals across the country have attended sepsis webinars and courses to elevate their practice. Sepsis Alliance is the convener of Sepsis Innovation Collaborative, a multi-stakeholder public/private collaborative dedicated to innovations in sepsis diagnosis and management. Sepsis Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and a GuideStar Platinum Rated charity.


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Abigail Paras

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Claudia Orth

Title & Company: Director of Provider Education and Training, Sepsis Alliance
Bio: Claudia Orth earned her BSN from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, and has over 20 years of experience working as a registered nurse in critical care, clinical quality, patient safety, and sepsis. In her role as the Director of Provider Education and Training, Claudia oversees all healthcare professional education programming and activities, ...

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