In honor of September 13 being World Sepsis Day, we want to share some important information about this life threatening condition which affects all too many people.
Improving the treatment of sepsis has two facets. First, prevention is key. Frequent handwashing has been proven to reduce the rate of sepsis in the healthcare environment. Second, early identification has a significant impact upon survival and decreases long term morbidities associated with surviving sepsis.
The World Sepsis Foundation has lots of very useful information about how you can make a difference. Especially on World Sepsis Day, please take a look at their website and consider a donation.
The CDC has recently started their Vital Signs campaign, #vitalsigns, to remind us of the practices that healthcare workers can implement to reduce the impact of this life threatening complication. They have prepared a useful booklet that summarizes what you should do.