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SPOTTING SEPSIS

AND WHAT TO DO

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SEPSIS IS LIFE-THREATENING

Sepsis is a life-threatening illness caused by your body's response to an infection. It can progress rabidly to septic shock and can lead to multiple organ failure if not treated quickly.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

WHAT TO DO

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Fever, which can be high or low. This can also present as chills or shaking.

Mental decline, causing you to feel confused, sleepy, or difficult to rouse.

After an infection or illness you begin to feel worse, experience severe pain, or shortness of breath.

Seek Medical Attention Immediately: Don't try to manage sepsis symptoms at home.

Call Emergency Services:

If you are severely ill or your symptoms are worsening rapidly, call an ambulance.

Provide a Detailed Medical History:  Mention any recent infections, surgeries, or other potential sources of infection.

GOOD QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR
HEALTHCARE PROVIDER

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Could this infection be leading to sepsis?
Am I at a higher risk for sepsis?
How have you ruled out sepsis?
Can a urine test be done as a precaution?

IF YOU SUSPECT SEPSIS
DON'T WAIT!

Remember, sepsis is a severe condition that can progress quickly to septic shock, organ failure, and death if not treated promptly. Never

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