catiewithasea: irony is seeing this two weeks after an interview where they asked me about a time I had to care for a septic patient- I had never cared for a septic patient. I heard crickets after the question…

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Sepsis 101: Symptoms, Treatment, and More With Pictures

The most common cause of a bacterial pneumonia is Streptococcus pneumoniae. In this form of pneumonia there is usually an abrupt onset of the illness with shaking chills fever and production of a rust-colored sputum. The infection spreads into the blood in 20%-30% of cases (known as sepsis) and if this occurs 20%-30% of these patients die. Antibiotics often used in the treatment of this type of pneumonia include penicillin amoxicillin and clavulanic acid (Augmentin) and macrolide…

Sepsis is an extreme reaction to an infection that can -- if untreated -- be deadly. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments for sepsis.

NHSE Safety Alert on the recognition and treatment of Sepsis - Read more:

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Have you ever thought that there could be home remedies for treating a serious illness, especially one that requires immediate medical intervention and has fatal consequences? The serious illness we are talking about is sepsis, also called as blood poisoning – and if you are suffering from this dangerous condition, then you definitely must read this post. #HomeRemedies

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