Category: Sepsis

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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Coming Out of “Deafening Silence” to Fight Sepsis Together

Steven Q. Simpson, MD

Guest Author: Steven Q. Simpson, MD University of Kansas and Sepsis Alliance What severe sepsis needs is the equivalent of an American Heart Association. An organization that exists to teach the general public, as well as physicians, how to save lives. Thanks, in large part, to the heart association, Americans are well versed in the Read More >

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A Family’s Perspective – “The Brutality of Sepsis will Haunt Us for the Rest of Our Lives”

Franchot Karl

Guest Author: Franchot Karl Sepsis. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. It’s one of the leading causes of death, particularly in hospitals, but most people have never heard of it. My sister and I had barely heard of it, until we lost our beloved mother because of it two years ago. The brutality of sepsis will Read More >

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The Need for Sepsis Awareness: A Survivor’s Perspective

Dana Mirman

Guest Author: Dana Mirman In December 2011, a lack of awareness of sepsis – a disease responsible for more American deaths each year than breast cancer, prostate cancer, and AIDS combined – nearly cost me my life. It all began with a little bump on my shoulder one afternoon. When it all began, I did Read More >

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