Sepsis Awareness Month

Submitted by KCH on Tue, 09/13/2022 - 2:46pm
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Click the button to watch and share the new "What is Sepsis?" video from Sepsis Alliance:

What is sepsis?

Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death.

 

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Who can get sepsis?

While sepsis can impact anyone, including the sick, the well, and people of all ages, some groups are more likely to be affected. These include very young children, older adults, and those with a weakened immune system.

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What are the symptoms of sepsis?

Sepsis Alliance designed an easy-to-remember tool for the signs and symptoms of sepsis. A person with sepsis could have one, all, or a combination of the below symptoms. 

Why does TIME matter?

For every hour treatment is delayed, the risk of death increases by 4% - 9%. As many as 80% of sepsis deaths could be prevented with rapid diagnosis and treatment.