Preventing Sepsis

Sepsis is a life-threatening, time-critical condition that arises when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs. If left untreated, sepsis can progress to multi-organ failure and death. Prompt recognition is essential. The risk of mortality from sepsis increases 8% every hour that treatment is delayed. As many as 80% of sepsis-related deaths may be prevented with rapid diagnosis and treatment.