How can I prevent Sepsis?
Get vaccinated against the flu, pneumonia, and any other infections that could lead to sepsis. Talk to your doctor for more information.
Prevent infections that can lead to sepsis by:
- Cleaning scrapes and wounds
- Practicing good hygiene (e.g., hand washing)
Know that time matters. If you have a severe infection, look for signs like: shivering, fever, cold, extreme pain or discomfort, clammy or sweaty skin, confusion or disorientation, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, and high heart rate.
Where can I get more information?
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – CDC works 24/7 protecting America’s health, safety and security. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are curable or preventable, chronic or acute, stem from human error or deliberate attack, CDC is committed to responding to America’s most pressing health challenges. Learn more.
- Sepsis Alliance – Created to raise sepsis awareness among both the general public and healthcare professionals. Sepsis Alliance offers information on a variety of sepsis related topics. Visit sepsis.org to view the complete series of titles.
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