You Can Save Lives by Knowing the Signs and Symptoms of Sepsis.

Sepsis symptoms

First Aid for Life published a blog post about sepsis and the symptoms for World Sepsis Day (September 13th).

I’m sharing some of the details contained within that informative blog post for you here and I urge you to head over to their website to read the full article as it is so important we all become aware of the symptoms of sepsis.  Click here to read the full article by First Aid 4 Life

They wrote ….

What is sepsis? – Sepsis arises due to the body’s abnormal response to an infection. The immune system usually works to fight any germs (such as bacteria, viruses and fungi) and infection in the body. However, for reasons that are not fully understood, sepsis results in the immune system going into overdrive and attacking health organs and other tissues.

Caught early, the outcome from sepsis is good. It is the delay in treatment that can lead to spiralling of the condition resulting in multi-organ failure and potential death. The Sepsis Trust claims that improved national awareness could save as many as 14,000 lives a year.”

They said …

Spotting the signs early is vital – Sadly, the early symptoms are often easy to miss and often there is a delay in Emergency Services, GPs and hospital staff recognising the condition. This delay has major implications and often the window of opportunity when antibiotics can treat the sepsis, is missed. The Sepsis Trust claim that patients presenting early being around half as likely to die than those presenting late. This emphasises the importance of awareness. The condition deteriorates in children far quicker”

The images below highlight the signs and symptoms of sepsis >>>>>>

Sepsis symptoms

Sepsis symptoms

Sepsis symptoms

Please Click here to read the full article by First Aid 4 Life and it’d be fantastic if you can share a link to their article with your friends and followers on social media so they too can all learn what the signs and symptoms of sepsis are.

This image is below is from their article and it reminds you on the importance of calling 999 if you suspect your child may have sepsis.

sepsis symptoms child

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Click here to read the full article by First Aid 4 Life

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This is not a sponsored post – I just wanted to share with you the extremely important information that they have provided for everyone to read. I know people that have had sepsis and I want us all to become more aware of the signs and symptoms.

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