New Get Ahead of Sepsis materials help healthcare professionals and patients prevent infections that can lead to sepsis.
It’s International Infection Prevention Week and Get Ahead of Sepsis has launched new resources encouraging healthcare professionals and patients toget ahead of infections that can lead to sepsis and toact fast is sepsis is suspected.
Download these new materials:
- Healthcare professional poster: “Protect Your Patients from Sepsis”
- Healthcare professional poster: “Be Alert. Suspect Sepsis. Save Lives.”
- Patient poster: “Protect Yourself and Your Family from Sepsis”
- Patient infographic: “Four Ways to Get Ahead of Sepsis”
The theme is this year’s International Infection Prevention Week is antibiotic resistance. Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection, including those caused by drug-resistant bacteria. It is life-threatening, and without timely treatment, sepsis can rapidly cause tissue damage, organ failure, and death. It happens when an infection you already have – in your skin, lungs, urinary tract or somewhere else – triggers a chain reaction throughout your body.To learn more about preventing infections that can lead to sepsis, visit www.cdc.gov/sepsis/get-ahead-