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2019 #SepsisSurvivor Week: Wolters Kluwer Joins Sepsis Alliance to Raise Awareness of Challenges Faced by Survivors


In the United States alone, more than 1.4 million people survive sepsis each year. But for many survivors, the fight is far from over after recovery. According to Sepsis Alliance, up to 60% of sepsis survivors are left not only with physical challenges but mental and emotional challenges too. During Sepsis Survivor Week, Wolters Kluwer, Health is announcing its continued partnership with Sepsis Alliance and sepsis survivors to honor their experience by sharing their individual stories of survival and bringing awareness to the unseen mental, emotional and physical challenges many survivors face every day.

“As part of our mission, Wolters Kluwer is committed to helping increase the number of sepsis survivors, one patient at a time—helping clinicians identify signs of sepsis more quickly and accurately so that interventions lead to recovery,” said Karen Kobelski, General Manager for Safety and Surveillance at Wolters Kluwer, Health. “By increasing awareness through Sepsis Survivor Week, and by supporting the Sepsis Coordinator Network, our partnership with Sepsis Alliance is an essential part of our efforts.”

The Sepsis Coordinator Network provides its members with evidence-based, best-practice resources and guidance to identify and treat sepsis. Since its launch in May 2018, the network has grown to include over 1,500 healthcare professionals from more than 1,300 hospitals in all 50 states, covering more than 435,000 hospital beds.

“During Sepsis Survivor Week, we reflect on how one out of three of sepsis survivors are re-hospitalized within three months of the initial sepsis and we are reminded of the critical role of the Sepsis Coordinator Network,” said Thomas Heymann, President and Executive Director of Sepsis Alliance. “The Network wouldn’t be possible without the support of companies like Wolters Kluwer. Each new member of the Sepsis Coordinator Network signifies one more health provider who has made a commitment to improving sepsis care in their facility and for their patients.”

The Sepsis Coordinator Network is led by experts in the field of nursing with critical experience in caring for sepsis patients. A complementary team of healthcare professionals from across the continuum of care serve as clinical advisors in specialized areas. They include physicians, pharmacists and mental health specialists, among others.

The Sepsis Coordinator Network was created by Sepsis Alliance, the leading sepsis organization in the U.S., working in all 50 states to save lives and reduce suffering by raising awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency. Since 2011, Sepsis Alliance has designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month to bring healthcare professionals and community members together in the fight against sepsis. For more information, please visit 

About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global provider of professional information, software solutions, and services for physicians, nurses, accountants, lawyers, tax specialists, and finance, audit, compliance, and regulatory sectors.

The company provides expert solutions - a combination of deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services - that help professionals navigate change, solve complex problems, and deliver impact in their respective fields.

Headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, Wolters Kluwer holds market-leading positions in 40 countries globally, represents customers across 180 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide. In 2017, it reported annual revenues of €4.4 billion.

Wolters Kluwer provides trusted clinical technology and evidence-based solutions that engage clinicians, patients, researchers and students with advanced clinical decision support, learning and research and clinical intelligence. For more information about our solutions, visit 

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