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Improving Health System Financials by Targeting Sepsis Outcomes

In previous posts, I have noted the heavy toll that sepsis takes on patients and their families. In addition to the human toll, there is also a significant financial burden. With a national price tag of $24 billion a year, the financial cost of sepsis cannot be ignored. My colleague, Dr. Steve Claypool, has written […]

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L’Oreal Women of Worth Recognizes Orlaith Staunton for Work in Sepsis Awareness & Prevention

On March 28, 2012, Orlaith Staunton’s 12-year-old son, Rory, fell at school and cut his arm. What began as a minor injury quickly escalated. When he began exhibiting symptoms, such as vomiting, fever and pain in his leg, she took him to the emergency room. Rory’s doctor gave him fluids, diagnosed him with a stomach […]

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Health IT Drastically Improves Sepsis Care

Sepsis is one of the most challenging conditions for healthcare systems around the globe and is a major concern to providers. In the United States alone, sepsis annually claims more than 258,000 lives, with some estimates putting the toll as high as 750,000 deaths. It remains both the deadliest condition treated in hospital critical care […]

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Illinois Mandates Sepsis Protocols with Gabby’s Law

Improving early detection and treatment of sepsis is now a priority for Illinois hospitals, which were mandated to adopt, implement and routinely update sepsis protocols when Governor Bruce Rauner signed Gabby’s Law in August. The law is named for 5-year-old Gabby Galbo, who tragically succumbed to sepsis in 2012, becoming one of approximately 8,000 sepsis-related […]

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