Sepsis is the body's overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Learn more about the symptoms of sepsis, which kills 258,000 Americans each year.
Temperature — Higher or lower than normal
Infection — May have signs and symptoms of an infection
Mental decline — Confused, sleepy, difficult to rouse
Extremely ill — “I feel like I might die,” severe pain or discomfort
Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Time: 2 pm ET/11 am PT
People over 65 years old, particularly those who have health issues, are more susceptible to sepsis than any other group. According to a study published in 2006, while people aged 65 years and older make up about 12% of the American population, they make up 65% of sepsis cases in the hospitals. This session will discuss the pre-acute phase from symptom onset to diagnosis and associated patient and caregiver experiences with symptom appraisal, self-management, barriers, and inter-personal interactions.
Rebecca Hancock, PhD, RN, CCRC
Patient Safety and Quality Advisor
Indiana Hospital Association