CDC Advises Clinicians On Early Recognition of Sepsis
from HealthDay News via Monthly Prescribing Reference
Many cases of life-threatening sepsis could be recognized and treated long before they cause severe illness or death, according to an Aug. 23 Vital Signs report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers from the CDC found that about 70 percent of patients with sepsis had used healthcare services recently or had chronic diseases that required regular medical care. Healthcare providers play a critical role in preventing sepsis, which includes following infection control measures such as hand washing and by ensuring patients get recommended vaccines, the CDC said.
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