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Category: Healthcare-associated infections

Driving Community and Healthcare Clinician Awareness of Sepsis

Laura Messineo RN MHA

Guest Author: Laura Messineo, RN, MHA 2014 Sepsis Hero Sepsis Alliance Board Member Sepsis is a medical emergency. Personally, I have seen the devastation patients and families have endured as a result of sepsis. It doesn’t have to be this way. Early identification and treatment of sepsis is critical to minimize adverse events for this Read More >

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The Need for EMS to be on the Lookout for Pediatric Sepsis

Rommie L. Duckworth, LP

Guest Author: Rommie L. Duckworth, LP Founder, Director New England Center for Rescue & Emergency Medicine, LLC Anya Coronel was born on April 18, 2009. A beautiful baby girl, Anya was born with spina bifida, a birth defect that, while corrected by surgery, would leave her prone to infections as well as a condition known Read More >

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A Healthcare Risk Manager Shares Her Advice after Personally Surviving Sepsis

Pamela L. Popp, MA JD DFASHRM CPHRM AIM DSA

Guest Author: Pamela L. Popp MA JD DFASHRM CPHRM AIM DSA Executive Vice President/Chief Risk Officer Western Litigation In January of 2008, I joined the ranks of sepsis survivors.  I too was placed on a ventilator, given months of antibiotic and antifungal treatments, suffered from memory loss and was financially devastated by the medical bills.  Read More >

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A Sepsis Nurse Shares her Personal Experience with Sepsis

Susan A. Irick, MS, RN, ACNP-C

Guest Author: Susan A. Irick, MS, RN, ACNP-C Disease Manager for Pneumonia and Sepsis Northeast Georgia Medical Center Sepsis is a term I have heard my entire nursing career. It never had quantifiable significance to me until the past 3 years. Now, sepsis has become an up close and personal demon that I have thankfully Read More >

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“NARMS Now: Human Data” paints national picture of antibiotic resistance in foodborne bacteria

Antibiotic resistance trends for 4 foodborne bacteria NARMS Now Human data

Author: CDC Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED) Wondering how antibiotic resistance in foodborne bacteria has changed over time? You’re in luck. With CDC’s new interactive tool, NARMS Now: Human Data, you can view trends in antibiotic resistance over the past two decades for four bacteria transmitted commonly through food: Campylobacter, E. coli Read More >

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