CHICAGO, Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Sepsis Alliance:
"Every 2 minutes someone dies from sepsis in the U.S. – that's more than from prostate cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined.
"This Sepsis Awareness Month, join us in raising awareness and saving lives from sepsis.
"Sepsis is treatable, especially with early recognition and care. You can help by learning the signs and symptoms of sepsis and taking action in your community to spread the word."
To promote awareness of sepsis, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety recently posted on the PPAHS blog an article by Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN (Director of Content, Sepsis Alliance). Writes Ms. Durning:
"Healthcare providers can change this landscape through education, earlier detection, and management. Much like the golden hour for heart attacks or strokes, sepsis also has a golden hour. For patients with severe sepsis, chances of survival drop by almost 8% every hour treatment is delayed. We know that when identified early, sepsis can often be treated with fluids and antibiotics."
Michael Wong, JD (Founder and Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) encourages clinicians to "Suspect Sepsis and Save Lives".
For more information and resources on sepsis, please visit the Sepsis Alliance website.
About Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety
Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety is a non-profit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to promote safer clinical practices and standards for patients through collaboration among healthcare experts, professionals, scientific researchers, and others, in order to improve healthcare delivery. For more information, please go to www.ppahs.org.
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