More than 1.6 million people in the U.S are diagnosed with sepsis every year - 1 every 20 seconds and the statistic increases 8% every year.


258,000 people die from sepsis every year in the U.S, that is 2 people every minute.  Sepsis claims more lives then prostate cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined.


​Sepsis causes at least 75,000 maternal deaths every year worldwide and is driving increases in pregnancy -related deaths in the U.S.


Every day, 38 sepsis patients require amputations.


Sepsis is the #1 cost of hospitalization in the U.S consuming more than $24 billion each year.


The Average cost per hospital stay for sepsis is $18,400, double the average cost per stay across all other conditions.


Sepsis is the #1 cause for readmissions to the hospital costing more than $2 billion each year.


Only 55% of U.S adults have heard of sepsis!


​What causes sepsis?

  • ​Infections can lead to sepsis. An infection occurs when germs multiply, enter a person’s body and multiply, causing illness, and organ and tissue damage.  Certain infections and germs lead to sepsis most often. Sepsis is often associated with infections of the lungs (e.g., pneumonia), urinary tract (e.g., kidney), skin, and gut. Staphylococcus aureus (staph), Escherichia coli (E. coli), and some types of Streptococcus (strep) are common germs that can cause sepsis www.cdc.gov/sepsis/basic/qa.html   


Who it hurts?

    - Anyone can be affected by sepsis.  It is an equal-opportunity killer impacting people of all ages and levels of health.


How do we prevent sepsis?

     - practice good hygiene, and staying current with vaccinations.


Symptoms/signs of Sepsis:

  - Shivering, fever, or very cold

   Extreme pain or general discomfort (worst ever)

   Pale of discolored skin

   Sleepy, confused, disoriented

   I "I feel like I might die"

   Shortness of breath

If you exhibit a combination of these symptoms, seek emergency medical help (bring someone with you) and state " I AM CONCERNED ABOUT SEPSIS."


Source:

http://www.sepsis.org/downloads/2016_sepsis_facts_media.pdf