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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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The Power of Families in the Battle against Sepsis

Rory Staunton

Guest Author: Orlaith Staunton Do you know that it is possible to prevent sepsis by the simple act of providing antibiotics and fluids when it is suspected? We didn’t know this when our beautiful son Rory Staunton died at just 12 years of age when emergency room physicians and his pediatrician failed to recognize the 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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