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Today is World Sepsis Day

Every year, over 55,000 Australians are diagnosed with sepsis and sadly, more than 8,700 will lose their lives to the condition.

WHAT IS SEPSIS? Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to an infection damages its own tissues and organs. Sepsis is a medical emergency, requiring rapid treatment to increase a patient’s chance of survival.

TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT If sepsis is suspected it is essential to escalate your concerns immediately, expedite clinical assessment and treat urgently. The key principles of care are recognise, resuscitate, refer and review.

For more information on Sepsis, please read the following fact sheet -

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