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The Faces of Zero Infections

Susan A. Dolan, RN, MS, CIC, FAPIC

Guest author: Susan A. Dolan, RN, MS, CIC, FAPIC, 2016 President of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) October 16-22 is International Infection Prevention Week and this year’s theme is “Breaking the Chain of Infection.” As an infection preventionist (IP), my job is to ensure that we do everything possible to Read More >

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My Story: When the Signs of Sepsis are Missed

Amy Widener

Guest Author: Amy Widener Sepsis survivor March 13, 2013, my body went into septic shock. January 12, 2013, I ran the Disney half marathon. At 38, I was in the best shape of my life. One week later I woke up in the middle of the night in excruciating pain. I made my way to Read More >

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Understanding the Full Impact of Sepsis: Epidemiology, Definitions and Outcomes

Dr. Greg Martin

Guest Author: Dr. Greg Martin Professor of Medicine, Emory University Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related events and diseases in specified populations. For sepsis, like any other health condition, we want to know how often it occurs, when and where it occurs, who it affects, and what happens during the Read More >

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Sepsis is Life Changing for All Involved

Carl Flatey, Founder of Sepsis Alliance

Guest Author: Carl Flatley DDS MSD Founder / Board Member of Sepsis Alliance Pres. of the Erin Kay Flatley Memorial Foundation “I believe sepsis is the #1 unmet medical need in the USA, as well as globally. Some research estimates that  sepsis is the #3 cause of death in the US and the #1 cause Read More >

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Stronger Together: Children’s Hospitals Aim to Save Lives from Sepsis

Amy Knight

Guest Author: Amy Wimpey Knight Chief Operating Officer, Children’s Hospital Association Sepsis has been called the “silent killer" and is devastating in children. In fact, sepsis is a leading cause of death among children and kills more than 4,500 children each year. And, of the 40,000 children diagnosed with sepsis each year, 38 percent of Read More >

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