The Burden of Sepsis and the COVID Pandemic
We know that every three seconds, one person shockingly dies of sepsis worldwide. Seventy-five percent of the survivors suffer long-term effects. People experiencing poverty were affected more than anybody else. However, amid the global health emergency of COVID-19, there is now an opportunity to create a platform that strengthens the entire health system to address the burden of infectious and non-communicable diseases.
Sepsis is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In hospitals, it is one of the primary reasons for admission to intensive care units (ICUs) and is associated with a higher risk of death compared to other conditions.
Sepsis rates are especially higher in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), where limited resources, inadequate infection control practices, and challenges in accessing healthcare contribute to a higher burden of infectious diseases.
Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic only exacerbated the burden of sepsis on healthcare systems around the world. The SARS-CoV-2 infection was a significant cause of sepsis.
How to Alleviate the Burden of Sepsis and the COVID Pandemic
How to alleviate the burden of sepsis and the COVID pandemic was one of the sessions at the recent 4th World Sepsis Congress.
This Congress session titled, “The Health Economic and Human Burden of Infections and Pandemics” features:
- Keith Martin, Consortium of Universities for Global Health, United States of America.
- Carolin Fleischmann-Struzek, Jena University Hospital, Germany.
- Syed Masud Ahmed, BRAC University, Bangladesh.
- Tim Buchman, Emory University School of Medicine, United States of America.
- Roy Small, United Nations Development Programme, United States of America.
- Rob Yates, Chatham House, United Kingdom.
In an article recently published in Healthcare Business Today, Joyce See (Healthcare Writer, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) and Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) discuss this session of the World Sepsis Congress on the burden of sepsis and the COVID pandemic.
To read the complete article on Healthcare Business Today, please click here.
Listen and Receive Continuing Medical Education Credits on The Burden of Sepsis and the COVID Pandemic
To listen to the 4th World Sepsis Congress session on “The Health Economic and Human Burden of Infections and Pandemics” and to receive continuing medical education credits, please click here.
Please note that the attendance certificate issued by the Global Sepsis Alliance for the 4th World Sepsis Congress does not award continuing medical education credits. This can only be done by registering and taking the courses accredited here.