Sepsis Awareness: It's About T.I.M.E.
WHAT IS SEPSIS?
Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to
infection, which can lead to
tissue damage, organ failure, and death.
WHO CAN GET SEPSIS?
While sepsis is an equal-opportunity killer, impacting the sick, the well,
and people of all ages,
some groups are more likely to be affected. These include very young children,
older adults, and
those with a weakened immune system.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF SEPSIS?
T – TEMPERATURE that’s abnormal
I – Signs of an INFECTION
M – MENTAL DECLINE
E – Feeling EXTREMELY ILL
WHY T.I.M.E. MATTERS?
When it comes to sepsis, TIME matters. For every hour treatment is delayed,
the risk of death
increases by as much as 8%. As many as 80% of sepsis deaths could be prevented
with rapid diagnosis
SEPSIS IS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS:
- More than 1.7 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with sepsis each
year – one every 20 seconds and the incidence is rising 8% every year.
- In the United State, sepsis takes a life every two minutes.
- 270,000 people die from sepsis every year in the U.S. This is more than
opioid overdoses, breast cancer, and prostate cancer combined.
- Sepsis is the leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals.
- More than 75,000 children develop severe sepsis each year in the U.S. and
6,800 of these children die, more than from pediatric cancers.
- Sepsis hospitalizations in the U.S. cost more than $27 billion each year.
- Sepsis is the number one cause of hospital readmissions, costing more than
$2 billion each year.
- Sepsis is the leading cause of readmissions to the hospital in the U.S.,
with 19% of people hospitalized with sepsis needing to be re-hospitalized
within 30 days
SEPSIS AWARENESS MONTH CALL TO ACTION:
- Sepsis takes a life every 2 minutes. This September, you can make a difference.
Take the T.I.M.E. today to stop sepsis. Learn how at sepsis.org (or your
- Sepsis takes a life every 2 minutes. This September, take the T.I.M.E.
to save lives. Learn how at sepsis.org (or your organization website).