August 2019
Sepsis
Physician, Nurse, Other Licensed Professionals, Patient, Relative, Visitor, Caregiver
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What is sepsis?Sepsismap3.png

  • Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that happens when your body reacts to harmful germs in your blood or other tissues. Without timely treatment, it can cause organ damage and death.

  • Almost any infection can lead to sepsis, including the flu, a urinary tract infection (UTI), pneumonia, or even from a scrape or splinter.

  • You're more likely to get sepsis if you're elderly, a child, or have a chronic health condition like diabetes, cancer, or lung or kidney disease.

What are the signs? How is it treated?

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The signs for sepsis are different for everyone, and many survivors have said they felt like they were "going to die."
See your doctor right away if you are experiencing any of these signs. Sepsis can be treated if it is recognized early on.

 
Feeling awful and aren't sure why?

 Don't miss sepsis!

 

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