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Recert Digest: Sepsis Awareness Month [September 2019]

Posted by Public Safety Group on 9/19/19 5:03 PM

9781284177923_2-1Did you know? September is Sepsis Awareness Month.

Sepsis takes more than 270,000 lives a year in the United States. Thankfully, as many as 80% of sepsis deaths could be prevented with rapid diagnosis and treatment. 

Explore Recert's unique Sepsis: First Response Video (ALS Edition) course today and become prepared to respond.

What is Sepsis?

According to Sepsis Alliance, sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Learn more about sepsis and the importance of rapid diagnosis and treatment:  



Ready to Take Action?

Recert's Sepsis: First Response Video (ALS Edition) explores sepsis, which takes more than 270,000 lives a year in the United States. Prehospital care provided by EMS personnel in the field can lead to faster treatment times for sepsis patients in the emergency department.

After completing this course, the practitioner will be able to:

  • Differentiate sepsis from septic shock.
  • Describe the role of prehospital providers in the identification, assessment, and treatment of patients with sepsis and septic shock.
  • Explain the role of vital signs such as blood pressure, mean arterial pressure, lactate, end-tidal CO2, and temperature in the identification and assessment of patients with sepsis and septic shock.
  • Justify the escalation or termination of fluid resuscitation/pressor administration for patients experiencing septic shock.

Get Started Today!

Sepsis takes a life every 2 minutes. This September, you can make a difference.
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