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Think Sepsis. Time Matters.

Sepsis is a complication caused by the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection, which can cause organ failure and death. Healthcare providers can help prevent sepsis and improve early recognition of sepsis. Think sepsis, time matters.

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Z Clue: a pathogen 1.1 Zika: Zika is a virus that causes the body to form rashes, vomiting, and red eyes.

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Digoxin Toxicity... Be careful when adding Amiodarone/Verapamil/Quinidine/Propafenone to a patient's drug regimen when they are already on Digoxin... These anti-arrhythmatics will acutely raise the Digoxin level... When adding these meds, decrease the Digoxin dose by 25% to 50%

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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)... Can be caused by many things (sepsis, pancreatitis, etc)... injury to the pulmonary capillary endothelium and alveolar epithelium that results in leakage of protein-rich fluid into the alveoli...Causes alveolar collapse

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