Tuesday, August 23, 2016

CDC Releases Sepsis Vital Signs Report

Holly Harmon

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report earlier this week on sepsis, a complication caused by the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection. The report focuses on preventing infections that lead to sepsis and the importance of sepsis early recognition.

The report was released as part of the CDC’s Vital Signs series, which focuses on critical public health issues.

The CDC will also host a Town Hall Teleconference, How Three States Tackled Sepsis, for state health departments, state hospital associations, and other partners. Additionally, two free webinars on sepsis will be available in September for Sepsis Awareness Month, one for all healthcare professionals and a second specific to nurses.

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