Sepsis: Signs and Symptoms

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How does a patient die from sepsis? What happens to their body, vessels and organs? When someone experiences an infection, every cell of their body is compromised. With the right clinical assessment skills and knowledge, it’s possible to identify sepsis early and save lives.

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Sepsis is a life-threatening medical emergency that can lead to septic shock, multiple organ failure and potentially death. Sepsis is estimated to affect 55,000 Australians annually, resulting in at least 8,700 deaths. Sepsis is also involved in up to half of all deaths occurring in hospital.


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