How can I get ahead of sepsis?
1 Prevent infections
Talk to your doctor or nurse about steps you can take to prevent infections that can lead to 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
Discover the four ways you can get ahead of sepsis.