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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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A Mother’s Account: “If We Had Known About Sepsis, We Would Have Looked for Sepsis”

Rory Staunton

Guest Author: Orlaith Staunton Co-Founder of The Rory Staunton Foundation Our son Rory Staunton, 12 years old, died on Sunday, April 01, 2012 from undiagnosed sepsis. A few days earlier Rory fell playing basketball and scraped his arm. Rory began to feel ill just past midnight a day and a half after the fall. His Read More >

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Nurse Burnout and HAIs: A Solution to a Common Problem

Author – Jeannie P. Cimiotti, DNSc, RN Executive Director, NJ Collaborating Center for Nursing; Associate Professor, Rutgers University College of Nursing Job-related burnout has been well-documented among individuals who provide care to others.  The etiology of burnout points to chronic stress that results not only from the close interaction with people, but with the organizational Read More >

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Diagnosing and Treating Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis: New Guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Author – Dr. Anthony W. Chow, MD. University of British Columbia and Vancouver Hospital Sinus infections cause inflammation of both the sinuses and nasal cavity. The infections can sometimes last for weeks and can be very uncomfortable. They are quite common – in fact, nearly one in seven adults are diagnosed with a sinus infection Read More >

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