It’s sepsis awareness month, and HCA President Al Cardillo talked this week with Dr. Benita Zahn for her “Health Beat” program on WNYT NewsChannel 13 about the signs and symptoms of a lethal condition, sepsis, which claims more than 258,000 lives annually. Watch the clip here.
Sepsis is a condition where early diagnosis and treatment are vital. Mortality from sepsis increases 8% every hour that treatment is delayed.
HCA is working hard to #StopSepsisatHome, a screening initiative led by home care clinicians to prevent the 80% of sepsis cases that occur in the home.