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catiewithasea: irony is seeing this two weeks after an interview where they asked me about a time I had to care for a septic patient- I had never cared for a septic patient. I heard crickets after the question…
Sepsis: a severe illness, caused by a bacterial infection, that causes the bloodstream to be overwhelmed by bacteria. The infection can begin anywhere though in infants it is common in the bone and in hospitalized patients it is common in surgical wounds. Symptoms include dropped blood pressure leading to shock, malfunctioning of major organs, fever, rapid heart beat, etc. It is usually diagnosed with a blood test. Sepsis can be treated through antibiotics.