Take the TIME to Learn About Sepsis
You can remember the symptoms of sepsis easily with the acronym TIME.
Temperature: higher or lower than normal
Infection: May have signs and symptoms of an infection
Mental Decline: confused, sleepy, difficult to rouse
Extremely Ill: severe pain, discomfort, shortness of breath
If you have an infection and any of the above symptoms, particularly in someone who has recently had surgery, an invasive procedure, a cut, or an infection, seek medical treatment immediately. The final stage of sepsis, known as septic shock, can be fatal.
Recognizing the signs of sepsis can save your life. If you or someone you know is showing any of the above symptoms, don’t waste another minute. Locate your nearest St. Luke’s Health emergency room now to get quality care when you need it most.
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