Sepsis | It’s About TIME

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

When it comes to sepsis, remember It’s About Time. Watch for:

T – Temperature
Higher or lower than normal

I – Infection
May have signs and symptoms of an infection

M – Mental Decline
Confused, sleepy, difficult to rouse

E – Extremely Ill
Severe pain, discomfort, shortness of breath

If you experience a combination of these symptoms: seek urgent medical care, call 911, or go to the hospital with an advocate. Ask: “Could it be sepsis?”

Learn more at The Sepsis Alliance, It’s About Time.

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.

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Questions? Email or call 770-219-9313.