Sepsis Prevention Education


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Suspect Sepsis? Say Sepsis.

Have you ever heard of blood poisoning? Well, that is what some call Sepsis, a life-threatening condition that can happen when infection spreads through your whole body. The infection could be from bacteria or a virus. If sepsis is not treated early, it can damage your organs, and can kill you.

Signs and Symptoms of Sepsis

  • Fever greater than 101 degrees and/or shaking chills
  • Very low temperature (less than 96.8F)
  • Confusion, sleepiness and/or less alert
  • Upset Stomach, vomiting, diarrhea and unable to keep down food and fluids for more than 12 hours
  • Fast heart beat without activity
  • Hard to breathe, breathing very fast or very slow

What can be done?

If you or a member of your family has any of these symptoms, go to the Emergency Department immediately!

Don’t be afraid to say: “Could this be SEPSIS?” The sooner you or a family member gets treatment the better.