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Sepsis Information


Almost 3,500 Hoosiers Die Each Year From Sepsis

What is Sepsis?

Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and potentially life-threatening response to an infection. It can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and even death. This can affect any person of any age.

How can I prevent Sepsis?

While there is no way to completely prevent the possibility of sepsis, there are many ways to reduce your risk including:

Be vaccinated. Protect yourself against the flu, pneumonia and other infections that could lead to sepsis. Talk to your healthcare provider for more information.
Be thorough. Properly clean and treat scrapes and wounds and practice good hygiene such as hand washing and bathing regularly. 
Be aware. If you have an infection, look for signs like fever, chills, rapid breathing and heart rate, confusion and/or disorientation.

If you suspect Sepsis, don’t delay! Get medical care immediately.

Click here to find out how Hendricks Regional Health improves the care of sepsis patients.