How can I prevent sepsis?
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Talk to your doctor or nurse about steps you can take to prevent sepsis.
Take good care of chronic conditions
Get recommended vaccines
2|Practice good hygiene
Remember to wash your hands
Keep cuts clean and covered until healed
3|Know the signs and symptoms
Signs of sepsis that your doctor or nurse can measure include any of the following:
High heart rate
Fever, shivering, or feeling very cold
Symptoms of sepsis that you might experience can include a combination of any of the following:
Confusion or disorientation
Shortness of breath
Extreme pain or discomfort
Clammy or sweaty skin
Get medical care IMMEDIATELY if you suspect sepsis or have an infection that’s not getting better or is getting worse.
Discover the four ways you can get ahead of sepsis.
- Page last reviewed: June 19, 2018
- Page last updated: August 24, 2018
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