Sepsis

Thursday, September 27, 2018

According to the CDC, at least 1.7 million Americans get sepsis every year. At least 270,000 people in the US die from sepsis each year. Recognition and prompt treatment of sepsis is essential for patient safety. While September has been designated Sepsis Awareness Month, this condition threatens lives all year, every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in three patients who die in a hospital have sepsis. Healthcare providers are key to preventing illnesses and infections that can lead to sepsis and in early recognition and treatment. For clinical resources, including guidelines, bundles, screening/assessment tools and education, click here. Remember to include patient and family education in your sepsis prevention, recognition and treatment program. View and share the 3 minute video “What Is Sepsis? – sepsis explained in 3 minutes."