Hello and I hope you are having a great start to 2012!
My latest article is an Interview with a doctor in the UK about Sepsis, or what Iíve always called blood poisoning. It is not contagious; however, if someone has symptoms, they need to get to an ER immediately, within 1 hr. of symptoms.
Symptoms: very high fever over 103F; violent vomiting; incoherence; red rash, splotches; rapid heart rate; rapid breathing.
SEPSIS6: a protocol instituted by Global Sepsis Alliance, and UK Sepsis Trust
Notify EMS to: 1) Oxygen 2) Blood culture 3) IV Antibiotics 4) Fluid resuscitation 5) Serum lactate 6) Catheterize
World Sepsis Day is September 12, 2012
Sepsis is also known as blood poisoning, Bacteremia. The symptoms can appear like the flu, however, with Sepsis (normally not always) there is NO chest congestion, runny nose.
It is a bacterial infection in the bloodstream, and is NOT contageous.
Hope you enjoy the article!
Have a blessed and healthy week!
(see my note re:Twitter below)
Here's the latest article from the Cancer site at BellaOnline.com.
Interview with Dr. Ron Daniels - UK Sepsis Trust
Sepsis is a systemic illness affecting the bloodstream, and if not properly treated, can kill a person in just 2 days, and can affect people who are not high risk. In this interview, Dr. Ron Daniels gives a compelling challenge towards increasing awareness!
Please visit cancer.bellaonline.com for even more great content about Cancer.
If you are on Twitter, I am following some nurses and several doctors that might be of help to you, or they may be following someone who could help you.
Look me up, I am Twitter.com@RannPatterson. Haven't been on there very long, and hope to continue to increase medical traffic this year to get more info!
Rann Patterson, Cancer Editor
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