Patient Safety

This Sepsis Awareness Month, Suspect Sepsis – Save Lives Through sepsis recognition, clinicians can improve patient care

Healthcare providers can save patient lives through education, earlier detection, and management by being more aware of sepsis.

By Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN (Director of Content, Sepsis Alliance)

Earlier this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared sepsis to be a global health priority. In doing so, they adopted a resolution to prevent sepsis, and to improve its diagnosis and management. Sepsis Alliance welcomed this declaration. Each year in the United States alone, over 258,000 people die from sepsis. Thousands more are left with life-changing effects, such as amputations, organ dysfunction, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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