The World Health Organisation recognised sepsis as a global health priority in 2017. The World Health General Assembly then resolved to improve the prevention, diagnosis and clinical management of sepsis. Australia was a co-sponsor of the resolution which urged member states to adopt a coordinated national approach to reducing the burden of sepsis. In response, the ASN convened a national roundtable with government, policy, research, healthcare services and consumer groups. The subsequent 2017 ‘Stopping Sepsis – National Action Plan’ (SSNAP) made four overarching recommendations: 1. Establish a nationally-coordinated sepsis advocacy body to facilitate the action plan 2. Invest in prevention and awareness campaigns to spur action within the community 3. Establish and implement a national sepsis clinical care standard 4. Invest in community and peer support services for sepsis survivors and their families. This event will provide a checkpoint on progress made towards full implementation of the national action plan recommendations and an opportunity for the ASN collaborating partners from consumer groups, professional societies, health agencies and academic institutions to contribute to the ongoing work program.
Thursday, June 3, 2021