Sepsis Awareness Month-Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones

Sepsis Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. It is a life-threatening medical emergency. Sepsis happens when an infection you already have–in your skin, lungs, urinary tract, or somewhere else–triggers a chain reaction throughout your body. Without timely treatment, sepsis can rapidly lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death.

 

 

Here’s what you can do to get ahead of sepsis:

If you or a loved one had sepsis, would you be able to spot it? 


Learn more about sepsis and how to prevent infections,

Visit www.cdc.gov/sepsis.

The Center has a Sepsis Page with specific resources for health educators- check it out here.