Hospital aims to stop sepsis

Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. It is life-threatening and, without timely treatment, can rapidly lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It is a complication of an infection that can be contagious, but sepsis is not itself contagious, the CDC says.

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s Sepsis Project Team has worked to get the word out on sepsis, Gabrielle Seilbach, a nurse in the Quality, Accreditation and Patient Safety Department said. The team is promoting various ways the CDC and the Sepsis All...


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