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September is Sepsis Awareness Month

Call for more information: 770-219-9313

Sepsis is a medical emergency which should be treated quickly to reduce the risk of death.

Do you know the warning signs of sepsis?

S – Shivering, fever or very cold

E – Extreme pain or discomfort

P – Pale or discolored skin

S– Sleepy, difficult to rouse or confused

I – “I feel like I might die”

S – Short of breath

As many as 80% of sepsis deaths could be prevented with rapid recognition and treatment.

Infection Prevention = Sepsis Prevention

  • Practice hand hygiene.
  • Practice proper wound care.
  • Get recommended vaccines (e.g. flu & pneumonia).
  • Take care of chronic conditions (e.g. diabetes, heart disease).
  • Know the symptoms of sepsis, and ACT FAST.
  • Seek medical care if an infection is not getting better with treatment.

Visit www.sepsis.org for more information on sepsis.

Questions? Email carol.gelderman@nghs.com or call 770-219-9313.

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