Sepsis Course Content • Treatments for sepsis • who’s at risk • Treatments for septic shock • Causes and people at risk • Sepsis, septicemia / blood poisoning
Sepsis (also known as blood poisoning) is the immune system’s overreaction to an infection or injury. Normally our immune system fights infection – but sometimes, for reasons we don’t yet understand, it attacks our body’s own organs and tissues. If not treated immediately, sepsis can result in organ failure and death. Yet with early diagnosis, it can be treated with antibiotics.