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OHA Signs of Sepsis
OHA is taking the lead to decrease the number of sepsis deaths in Ohio by increasing early recognition of the signs of sepsis and early intervention.
Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s overwhelming response to infection begins to cause injury and damage to tissues and organs. More than 34,000 Ohioans were impacted by sepsis last year, and 7,478 did not survive.
Our goal is to reduce sepsis mortality by 30 percent by the end of 2018.
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Sepsis is an equal opportunity killer. Anyone with an infection is susceptible to sepsis, though children and adults with a weakened immune system are at higher risk.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have declared sepsis a medical emergency, and a race against time. Sepsis can be treated effectively if recognized early.
OHA urges everyone to know and promote the six early signs of sepsis.