Let’s Stop Sepsis

Sepsis is the body’s life-threatening response to an infection. 270,000 people die every year from sepsis – 80% of those deaths could be prevented with rapid diagnosis and treatment.

Remember, TIMELY identification and treatment of sepsis saves lives!

T: Temperature
Temperature higher than 100.9 F or lower than 96.8 F?

I: Infection
Infection suspected?

M: Mental State
Mental state confused or sleepy?

E: Elevated
Heart rate higher than 90/minute and/or respiratory rate of higher than 20/minute?

L: Low
Low blood pressure (systolic 100 mmHG or lower)?

Y: Yes
Yes to 2 or more of the questions? Call Code Sepsis

SEE POLICY E00-2 FOR THE SEPSIS PROTOCOL AND MORE INFORMATION FOR CLINICIANS.

What You Can Do to Prevent Sepsis

1. Get vaccinated
2. Care for open wounds
3. Take antibiotics correctly
4. Wash your hands

Wash Your Hands with Soap and Water

1. Before eating or handling food
2. After using the bathroom
3. After blowing your nose or coughing
4. After touching pets or other animals
5. After being outside the home

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