Sepsis, Septicemia, and Bacteremia
Recently during an Emergency Department visit with a family member, I noticed this poster on the wall of our assigned patient room. Obviously, this healthcare facility takes sepsis seriously.
Almost certainly because sepsis is a life-threatening medical emergency and the number of cases per year is on the rise. Without timely treatment, it can rapidly lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Each year 1.7 million adults in America develop this condition and nearly 270,000 die as a result.