Healthcare Risk Manager Shares Her Sepsis Experience in Recognition of Sepsis Awareness Month

September 9, 2015 | Strategic Insights for Health System


In recognition that September is Sepsis Awareness Month, healthcare risk managers may be interested in the recommendations to prevent sepsis provided by a patient who is also a risk manager. Writing for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Safe Healthcare Blog, Pamela L. Popp, MA, JD, DFASHRM, CPHRM, AIM, DSA, executive vice president, chief risk officer, Western Litigation, recounts her sepsis experience from 2008. "I lost days of my life, lost years of memories, had to reteach myself basic skills and yet could find no one who understood my experience," she writes, explaining why she turned to the Sepsis Alliance where she found a shared passion with other sepsis survivors and advocates to prevent sepsis. In her blog, she gives her advice for implementing a sepsis prevention initiative.

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