Sepsis resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

The Commission has developed culturally appropriate resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to raise awareness of sepsis.

These resources aim to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to recognise and respond to the early signs of sepsis.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are more likely to be affected by sepsis than other Australians. Healthcare professionals and health service organisations are encouraged to share these resources with patients, families and carers and with colleagues.

Northern Territory Department of Health, T for Thomas, The George Institute for Global Health and the Australian Sepsis Network have partnered with the Commission to develop these resources.

Download the patient information posters

Healthcare professionals and health service organisations are encouraged to download and display the sepsis information posters. These posters aim to raise awareness around sepsis and its early symptoms.

Download the patient information brochure

The patient information brochure provides useful information for patients and carers. It defines what sepsis is, the causes and prevention of sepsis, and how it is treated. The brochure also outlines the groups at higher risk of developing sepsis.

Watch the signs and symptoms animation

This short animation video describes the signs and symptoms of sepsis and what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients need to look out for. It outlines when the patient should seek medical assistance.

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Watch the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ‘Spotlight on Sepsis’ video

This ‘Spotlight on Sepsis’ video provides key information about sepsis, its signs and symptoms and simple ways to reduce the risk of falling ill with sepsis. The video highlights that sepsis is a medical emergency, and it is important to seek medical help quickly.

Share these resources

Please share these resources with your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, their families and carers, and your colleagues and professional network.

If you would like to screen the videos at your healthcare practice or clinic, contact the National Sepsis Program team at sepsis@safetyandquality.gov.au.