Awareness and Advocacy: Trailblazing Sepsis Awareness Month at Your Organization

Awareness and Advocacy: Trailblazing Sepsis Awareness Month at Your Organization

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Includes a Live Web Event on 07/18/2024 at 11:00 AM (PDT)


Date: July 18, 2024

Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET / 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT

In anticipation of Sepsis Awareness Month in September, this presentation will showcase innovative strategies for promoting sepsis awareness, quality improvement, and patient safety within healthcare teams during Sepsis Awareness Month and year-round. Attendees will learn how one organization was able to leverage organizational initiatives to drive meaningful change. Through unique and engaging awareness and advocacy efforts that promoted collaboration with key stakeholders and leaned into the power of community partnerships to coordinate inter-disciplinary efforts, this team built a successful advocacy campaign.

Utilizing available resources to plan and execute impactful sepsis awareness events that promote continuous improvement and patient safety will also be shared. Whether you’re a healthcare professional, administrator, or advocate, this presentation will equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to make a difference during Sepsis Awareness Month and in the fight against sepsis year-round. Get started now with Sepsis Alliance's Sepsis Awareness Month resources at

Learning Objectives: 

At the end of the activity, the learner should be able to:

  • List organizational initiatives that can be used to promote sepsis awareness, quality improvement, and patient safety in a healthcare team;
  • Identify ways to collaborate with key stakeholders in healthcare advocacy events;
  • Describe how to use available resources to plan a successful sepsis advocacy and awareness event that promotes continuous improvement.

Target Audience: 

Nurses, advanced practice providers, physicians, emergency responders, pharmacists, medical technologists, respiratory therapists, physical/occupational therapists, infection prevention specialists, data/quality specialists, and more.

Webinar Supporters:

Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for this webinar by the Sepsis Alliance Institute sponsors. 



Michelle Evans, MSN, RN, APRN, NP-C

APP Sepsis Program Coordinator

Summa Health

Michelle Evans, MSN, RN, APRN, NP-C, obtained her ADN in 1999 and BSN in 2007, both from Walsh University. She earned her Masters as an Advanced Practice Nurse in 2010 from Malone University and is board-certified through the ANCC as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Her clinical background is in Critical Care/Rapid Response and Hospitalist Medicine. Michelle discovered her passion for sepsis care while serving as the Intensivist Program Coordinator for Aultman Hospital from 2002-2009. She has been the Sepsis Program Coordinator for Summa Health System in Akron since January 2021. Michelle resides in Canton, Ohio, with her husband Dave, and has three adult sons. 

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 1.2 contact hours.

Other healthcare professionals will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.0 contact hour.

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