Hello, team! As we recognize Sepsis Awareness Month throughout September, I have a few thoughts to share with the team. First, thank you for the care that you provide to every patient, every day. You are on the front lines fulfilling APP’s mission to provide safe, efficient, and compassionate patient care, and your time, expertise, and sacrifice do not go unnoticed.
Greetings from the Northern Region. As I write this, it is the day after Labor Day, and fall has already begun here in Michigan. This is my annual reflection for September Sepsis Awareness Month, and as your Champions for Sepsis Chair, I would like to share a few thoughts. The year 2020 has been—and remains—a very challenging one for sepsis given the pandemic and the oncoming influenza season, from the temporary suspension of mandatory CMS reporting to the clinical complexity of treating a new viral sepsis with Sars CoV 2. Now is the time for us to evaluate the current status of each of our sepsis programs and identify what we can do as front-line providers and leaders to adjust and improve our programs in this ever-changing environment.