This September, Emanuel Medical Center joins healthcare organizations around the world in recognizing "Sepsis Awareness Month." This is an opportunity for EMC to work together, to raise awareness of this condition that is the leading cause of death among patients in American hospitals.
Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. In other words, it’s your body’s overactive and toxic response to an infection. Like strokes or heart attacks, sepsis is a medical emergency that requires rapid diagnosis and treatment. Sepsis can lead to severe sepsis and septic shock.
This Sepsis Awareness Month spread the word about sepsis—you can help save lives.