Sepsis - facts you need to know.

25,000 children are effected by sepsis each year.

1/4 of everyone that suffers from Sepsis is left with permanent, life changing effects.

5 people in the UK every hour die from Sepsis.

So if it is that serious why don't more of us know about it?? It's amazing that most of the people we talk to on our courses don't know about it or simply haven't heard of it.

So what is Sepsis?

Sepsis, which is sometimes known as blood poisoning, is the immune system’s overreaction to an infection or injury. Our body's immune system normally fights infection – but sometimes, for which doctors don't fully understand, it turns on our body’s own organs and tissues. If sepsis isn't treated immediately, it can result in organ failure and death. Yet with early diagnosis, it can be treated with antibiotics.

Signs and Symptoms of Sepsis

It's important to know that there is no one sign or symptoms, they also differ between adults, children and infants. Sepsis can initially look like flu, gastroenteritis or a chest infection, which makes it really difficult to spot in early stages.

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