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Here you can find resources to help you or a loved one understand sepsis.
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Read stories from sepsis survivors and from people who have lost someone they love to sepsis. More than 1,000 stories cover the many types of infections that can cause sepsis, and the outcomes.
My wife Caroline has been suffering with illness for a couple years now. Hard to say when it started but really showed symptoms in the past few years. Started with losing mobility in her hand. She was a medical massage therapist, one of the best, and had to quit working. Countless doctor visits with just as many tests. All tests coming back with no explanation of why this was happening. Needless to say my wife was losing hope. Symptoms were getting worse. Her right foot started having the same problem as her hand. Digestive issues and constant pain were plaguing …Learn More
Many of today’s life saving medical and surgical procedures were first discovered or refined by the military.
Sepsis survivors and family members of people who have had sepsis may find themselves experiencing emotional and psychological issues that can make it difficult to move forward.
It’s About TIME™ is a national initiative to raise awareness of sepsis and the urgent need to seek treatment when symptoms are recognized.
Early detection is the best hope to survive and limit disabilities when sepsis is present.
Erin’s Campaign for Kids aims to combat the high incidence and mortality rates of sepsis among children. The campaign creates awards and training programs for nurses and other health professionals to help identify and treat a disease that, by conservative estimates, causes over 18 child deaths per day or 6,800 child deaths in the United States every year, more than pediatric cancers.