Sepsis Alliance connects patients, families, and medical professionals with the tools to successfully combat sepsis.
Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition faced by so may patients – including Julia Hallisy’s late daughter, Kate. After Kate was infected with Staph during a routine 30-minute biopsy procedure she developed a bloodstream infection (sepsis) that necessitated seven weeks on a ventilator and many other invasive, life-sustaining interventions. Kate did recover but she was left with only 30 percent of her lung function and permanent kidney damage. Early recognition of symptoms and prompt intervention are essential in treating the patient with sepsis. The Sepsis Alliance organization is devoted to providing information and resources and The Empowered Patient Coalition encourages you to learn about sepsis via this excellent website.
Please watch the video and visit the Sepsis Alliance website at www.sepsisalliance.org.