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Training designed to prevent medical errors and other undesired harmful effects resulting from technology, medication or interventions such as surgery or treatments. It is recommended for all staff with a...
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Training designed to prevent medical errors and other undesired harmful effects resulting from technology, medication or interventions such as surgery or treatments. It is recommended for all staff with a focus on patient care staff.
Training designed to prevent medical errors and other undesired harmful effects resulting from technology, medication or interventions such as surgery or treatments. It is recommended for all staff with a focus on patient care staff.
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Improving the quality of healthcare is a national initiative and is mandated in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. According to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (COPs), a healthcare...
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Improving the quality of healthcare is a national initiative and is mandated in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. According to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (COPs), a healthcare organization’s governing body is responsible for ensuring that clear expectations for safety are established. It must, for example, implement an effective and ongoing Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program. Such a program tracks and analyzes adverse events in order to determine preventive actions throughout the hospital. This course seeks to enhance your appreciation of this process and promote your active involvement. This can help to reduce adverse events, thereby improving patient care outcomes. This course will teach you how to deal with adverse events at your facility. You will learn: • What adverse events are and how to respond to them • What sentinel events and serious reportable events are, and how to respond to them • Strategies for preventing adverse events
Improving the quality of healthcare is a national initiative and is mandated in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. According to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (COPs), a healthcare organization’s governing body is responsible for ensuring that clear expectations for safety are established. It must, for example, implement an effective and ongoing Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program. Such a program tracks and analyzes adverse events in order to determine preventive actions throughout the hospital. This course seeks to enhance your appreciation of this process and promote your active involvement. This can help to reduce adverse events, thereby improving patient care outcomes. This course will teach you how to deal with adverse events at your facility. You will learn: • What adverse events are and how to respond to them • What sentinel events and serious reportable events are, and how to respond to them • Strategies for preventing adverse events
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Improving the quality of healthcare is a national initiative and is mandated in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. According to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (COPs), a healthcare...
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Improving the quality of healthcare is a national initiative and is mandated in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. According to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (COPs), a healthcare organization’s governing body is responsible for ensuring that clear expectations for safety are established. It must, for example, implement an effective and ongoing Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program. Such a program tracks and analyzes adverse events in order to determine preventive actions throughout the hospital. This course seeks to enhance your appreciation of this process and promote your active involvement. This can help to reduce adverse events, thereby improving patient care outcomes. This course will teach you how to deal with adverse events at your facility. You will learn: • What adverse events are and how to respond to them • What sentinel events and serious reportable events are, and how to respond to them • Strategies for preventing adverse events
Improving the quality of healthcare is a national initiative and is mandated in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. According to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (COPs), a healthcare organization’s governing body is responsible for ensuring that clear expectations for safety are established. It must, for example, implement an effective and ongoing Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program. Such a program tracks and analyzes adverse events in order to determine preventive actions throughout the hospital. This course seeks to enhance your appreciation of this process and promote your active involvement. This can help to reduce adverse events, thereby improving patient care outcomes. This course will teach you how to deal with adverse events at your facility. You will learn: • What adverse events are and how to respond to them • What sentinel events and serious reportable events are, and how to respond to them • Strategies for preventing adverse events
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This course covers three issues related to the incidence of medical errors in hospitalized patients. All three are critical for the safety of patients. These three critical issues are: • Communication...
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This course covers three issues related to the incidence of medical errors in hospitalized patients. All three are critical for the safety of patients. These three critical issues are: • Communication among healthcare providers • Identification of patients • Verification of patient, procedure, and site before a procedure
This course covers three issues related to the incidence of medical errors in hospitalized patients. All three are critical for the safety of patients. These three critical issues are: • Communication among healthcare providers • Identification of patients • Verification of patient, procedure, and site before a procedure
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This course covers three issues related to the incidence of medical errors in hospitalized patients. All three are critical for the safety of patients. These three critical issues are: • Communication...
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This course covers three issues related to the incidence of medical errors in hospitalized patients. All three are critical for the safety of patients. These three critical issues are: • Communication among healthcare providers • Identification of patients • Verification of patient, procedure, and site before a procedure
This course covers three issues related to the incidence of medical errors in hospitalized patients. All three are critical for the safety of patients. These three critical issues are: • Communication among healthcare providers • Identification of patients • Verification of patient, procedure, and site before a procedure
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As directed in the Medicare Conditions of Participation (COPs), facilities must establish and maintain an infection control program in order to achieve the national goals for decreasing and eliminating...
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As directed in the Medicare Conditions of Participation (COPs), facilities must establish and maintain an infection control program in order to achieve the national goals for decreasing and eliminating healthcare-associated infection (HAI). This course will help you apply principles of infection control in order to: • Protect patients, visitors, and staff from infection • Provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment • Prevent the transmission of disease and infection
As directed in the Medicare Conditions of Participation (COPs), facilities must establish and maintain an infection control program in order to achieve the national goals for decreasing and eliminating healthcare-associated infection (HAI). This course will help you apply principles of infection control in order to: • Protect patients, visitors, and staff from infection • Provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment • Prevent the transmission of disease and infection
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As directed in the Medicare Conditions of Participation (COPs), facilities must establish and maintain an infection control program in order to achieve the national goals for decreasing and eliminating...
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As directed in the Medicare Conditions of Participation (COPs), facilities must establish and maintain an infection control program in order to achieve the national goals for decreasing and eliminating healthcare-associated infection (HAI). This course will help you apply principles of infection control in order to: • Protect patients, visitors, and staff from infection • Provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment • Prevent the transmission of disease and infection
As directed in the Medicare Conditions of Participation (COPs), facilities must establish and maintain an infection control program in order to achieve the national goals for decreasing and eliminating healthcare-associated infection (HAI). This course will help you apply principles of infection control in order to: • Protect patients, visitors, and staff from infection • Provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment • Prevent the transmission of disease and infection
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This course has been designed to help you identify opportunities for patient engagement, education, and support to help slow the spread of HIV infection. It will provide you with essential information on...
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This course has been designed to help you identify opportunities for patient engagement, education, and support to help slow the spread of HIV infection. It will provide you with essential information on testing, treatment, and prevention strategies, whatever your work setting.
This course has been designed to help you identify opportunities for patient engagement, education, and support to help slow the spread of HIV infection. It will provide you with essential information on testing, treatment, and prevention strategies, whatever your work setting.
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This course has been designed to help you identify opportunities for patient engagement, education, and support to help slow the spread of HIV infection. It will provide you with essential information on...
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This course has been designed to help you identify opportunities for patient engagement, education, and support to help slow the spread of HIV infection. It will provide you with essential information on testing, treatment, and prevention strategies, whatever your work setting.
This course has been designed to help you identify opportunities for patient engagement, education, and support to help slow the spread of HIV infection. It will provide you with essential information on testing, treatment, and prevention strategies, whatever your work setting.
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Many people experience diarrheal illness, generally as a side effect to an underlying condition. This course will cover complications arising from diarrheal illness and provide an understanding of the causes,...
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Many people experience diarrheal illness, generally as a side effect to an underlying condition. This course will cover complications arising from diarrheal illness and provide an understanding of the causes, treatments, and prevention of diarrheal illness.
Many people experience diarrheal illness, generally as a side effect to an underlying condition. This course will cover complications arising from diarrheal illness and provide an understanding of the causes, treatments, and prevention of diarrheal illness.
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Many people experience diarrheal illness, generally as a side effect to an underlying condition. This course will cover complications arising from diarrheal illness and provide an understanding of the causes,...
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Many people experience diarrheal illness, generally as a side effect to an underlying condition. This course will cover complications arising from diarrheal illness and provide an understanding of the causes, treatments, and prevention of diarrheal illness.
Many people experience diarrheal illness, generally as a side effect to an underlying condition. This course will cover complications arising from diarrheal illness and provide an understanding of the causes, treatments, and prevention of diarrheal illness.
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Health literacy is a concept that was new to many members of the healthcare community and in turn caught the attention of researchers, policy-makers, and clinicians. It has become a nationwide healthcare...
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Health literacy is a concept that was new to many members of the healthcare community and in turn caught the attention of researchers, policy-makers, and clinicians. It has become a nationwide healthcare initiative. This course is designed to acquaint you with the concepts of health literacy and low or limited health literacy, and how they impact quality, outcomes, and costs of healthcare. Furthermore, the course will offer strategies for helping to improve health literacy in high-risk populations.
Health literacy is a concept that was new to many members of the healthcare community and in turn caught the attention of researchers, policy-makers, and clinicians. It has become a nationwide healthcare initiative. This course is designed to acquaint you with the concepts of health literacy and low or limited health literacy, and how they impact quality, outcomes, and costs of healthcare. Furthermore, the course will offer strategies for helping to improve health literacy in high-risk populations.
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Health literacy is a concept that was new to many members of the healthcare community and in turn caught the attention of researchers, policy-makers, and clinicians. It has become a nationwide healthcare...
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Health literacy is a concept that was new to many members of the healthcare community and in turn caught the attention of researchers, policy-makers, and clinicians. It has become a nationwide healthcare initiative. This course is designed to acquaint you with the concepts of health literacy and low or limited health literacy, and how they impact quality, outcomes, and costs of healthcare. Furthermore, the course will offer strategies for helping to improve health literacy in high-risk populations.
Health literacy is a concept that was new to many members of the healthcare community and in turn caught the attention of researchers, policy-makers, and clinicians. It has become a nationwide healthcare initiative. This course is designed to acquaint you with the concepts of health literacy and low or limited health literacy, and how they impact quality, outcomes, and costs of healthcare. Furthermore, the course will offer strategies for helping to improve health literacy in high-risk populations.
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Healthcare-associated infections are among the most common complications during inpatient stays and are a threat to patient safety. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...
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Healthcare-associated infections are among the most common complications during inpatient stays and are a threat to patient safety. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1 in 25 hospitalized patients acquires an infection while hospitalized. As a result, tens of thousands of lives are lost each year and costs are in the billions of dollars. Fortunately, best practice approaches have significantly reduced many of the most common infections. This course has been designed to help you to work toward a continued decrease in HAIs—and ideally their elimination—by reviewing the: • Causes • Risk factors • Current evidence-based practice strategies
Healthcare-associated infections are among the most common complications during inpatient stays and are a threat to patient safety. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1 in 25 hospitalized patients acquires an infection while hospitalized. As a result, tens of thousands of lives are lost each year and costs are in the billions of dollars. Fortunately, best practice approaches have significantly reduced many of the most common infections. This course has been designed to help you to work toward a continued decrease in HAIs—and ideally their elimination—by reviewing the: • Causes • Risk factors • Current evidence-based practice strategies
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Healthcare-associated infections are among the most common complications during inpatient stays and are a threat to patient safety. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...
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Healthcare-associated infections are among the most common complications during inpatient stays and are a threat to patient safety. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1 in 25 hospitalized patients acquires an infection while hospitalized. As a result, tens of thousands of lives are lost each year and costs are in the billions of dollars. Fortunately, best practice approaches have significantly reduced many of the most common infections. This course has been designed to help you to work toward a continued decrease in HAIs—and ideally their elimination—by reviewing the: • Causes • Risk factors • Current evidence-based practice strategies
Healthcare-associated infections are among the most common complications during inpatient stays and are a threat to patient safety. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1 in 25 hospitalized patients acquires an infection while hospitalized. As a result, tens of thousands of lives are lost each year and costs are in the billions of dollars. Fortunately, best practice approaches have significantly reduced many of the most common infections. This course has been designed to help you to work toward a continued decrease in HAIs—and ideally their elimination—by reviewing the: • Causes • Risk factors • Current evidence-based practice strategies
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To date, HIV/AIDS has claimed the lives of: • Over half a million people in the United States • More than 36 million people worldwide Overall, rates of HIV in the U.S. have actually dropped in recent...
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To date, HIV/AIDS has claimed the lives of: • Over half a million people in the United States • More than 36 million people worldwide Overall, rates of HIV in the U.S. have actually dropped in recent years. In spite of efforts to contain this epidemic, however, HIV continues to spread, more so in some populations than in others. HIV is virulent. Understanding its capabilities will help you focus your healthcare interventions on people at risk.
To date, HIV/AIDS has claimed the lives of: • Over half a million people in the United States • More than 36 million people worldwide Overall, rates of HIV in the U.S. have actually dropped in recent years. In spite of efforts to contain this epidemic, however, HIV continues to spread, more so in some populations than in others. HIV is virulent. Understanding its capabilities will help you focus your healthcare interventions on people at risk.
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To date, HIV/AIDS has claimed the lives of: • Over half a million people in the United States • More than 36 million people worldwide Overall, rates of HIV in the U.S. have actually dropped in recent...
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To date, HIV/AIDS has claimed the lives of: • Over half a million people in the United States • More than 36 million people worldwide Overall, rates of HIV in the U.S. have actually dropped in recent years. In spite of efforts to contain this epidemic, however, HIV continues to spread, more so in some populations than in others. HIV is virulent. Understanding its capabilities will help you focus your healthcare interventions on people at risk.
To date, HIV/AIDS has claimed the lives of: • Over half a million people in the United States • More than 36 million people worldwide Overall, rates of HIV in the U.S. have actually dropped in recent years. In spite of efforts to contain this epidemic, however, HIV continues to spread, more so in some populations than in others. HIV is virulent. Understanding its capabilities will help you focus your healthcare interventions on people at risk.
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Patient lifts and transfers put staff at high risk for injury. These tasks also can be dangerous for patients, if performed incorrectly. This course will discuss how to safely handle and move...
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Patient lifts and transfers put staff at high risk for injury. These tasks also can be dangerous for patients, if performed incorrectly. This course will discuss how to safely handle and move patients. You will learn about: • The risks of manual patient handling • How to reduce these risks • The importance of patient assessment before a lift or transfer • Specific devices and techniques for patient lifts and transfers
Patient lifts and transfers put staff at high risk for injury. These tasks also can be dangerous for patients, if performed incorrectly. This course will discuss how to safely handle and move patients. You will learn about: • The risks of manual patient handling • How to reduce these risks • The importance of patient assessment before a lift or transfer • Specific devices and techniques for patient lifts and transfers
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Patient lifts and transfers put staff at high risk for injury. These tasks also can be dangerous for patients, if performed incorrectly. This course will discuss how to safely handle and move...
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Patient lifts and transfers put staff at high risk for injury. These tasks also can be dangerous for patients, if performed incorrectly. This course will discuss how to safely handle and move patients. You will learn about: • The risks of manual patient handling • How to reduce these risks • The importance of patient assessment before a lift or transfer • Specific devices and techniques for patient lifts and transfers
Patient lifts and transfers put staff at high risk for injury. These tasks also can be dangerous for patients, if performed incorrectly. This course will discuss how to safely handle and move patients. You will learn about: • The risks of manual patient handling • How to reduce these risks • The importance of patient assessment before a lift or transfer • Specific devices and techniques for patient lifts and transfers
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Sedation and anesthesia are important risk factors for morbidity and mortality during operative or invasive procedures. In the past, sedation was reserved for use in the operating room by anesthesiologists...
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Sedation and anesthesia are important risk factors for morbidity and mortality during operative or invasive procedures. In the past, sedation was reserved for use in the operating room by anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists. Lower levels of sedation can be administered safely in procedural settings where loss of consciousness is not required, but even lower levels of sedation have risks. Administering sedation safely is critical to: • Help prevent negative outcomes • Comply with regulations This course will cover: • How moderate sedation relates to other types of anesthesia services, and how this affects patient safety • Important information about the administration of moderate sedation and analgesia, including processes and procedures that occur before and after administration
Sedation and anesthesia are important risk factors for morbidity and mortality during operative or invasive procedures. In the past, sedation was reserved for use in the operating room by anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists. Lower levels of sedation can be administered safely in procedural settings where loss of consciousness is not required, but even lower levels of sedation have risks. Administering sedation safely is critical to: • Help prevent negative outcomes • Comply with regulations This course will cover: • How moderate sedation relates to other types of anesthesia services, and how this affects patient safety • Important information about the administration of moderate sedation and analgesia, including processes and procedures that occur before and after administration
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Sedation and anesthesia are important risk factors for morbidity and mortality during operative or invasive procedures. In the past, sedation was reserved for use in the operating room by anesthesiologists...
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Sedation and anesthesia are important risk factors for morbidity and mortality during operative or invasive procedures. In the past, sedation was reserved for use in the operating room by anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists. Lower levels of sedation can be administered safely in procedural settings where loss of consciousness is not required, but even lower levels of sedation have risks. Administering sedation safely is critical to: • Help prevent negative outcomes • Comply with regulations This course will cover: • How moderate sedation relates to other types of anesthesia services, and how this affects patient safety • Important information about the administration of moderate sedation and analgesia, including processes and procedures that occur before and after administration
Sedation and anesthesia are important risk factors for morbidity and mortality during operative or invasive procedures. In the past, sedation was reserved for use in the operating room by anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists. Lower levels of sedation can be administered safely in procedural settings where loss of consciousness is not required, but even lower levels of sedation have risks. Administering sedation safely is critical to: • Help prevent negative outcomes • Comply with regulations This course will cover: • How moderate sedation relates to other types of anesthesia services, and how this affects patient safety • Important information about the administration of moderate sedation and analgesia, including processes and procedures that occur before and after administration
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Patient falls are all too common in the healthcare setting. Falls can cause injury and even death. According to accrediting agency reports, falls with serious injury are consistently among the top ten...
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Patient falls are all too common in the healthcare setting. Falls can cause injury and even death. According to accrediting agency reports, falls with serious injury are consistently among the top ten reported sentinel events. Crucially, they are also preventable. This course has been designed to help you protect patients from falls. You will learn about: • Risk factors for falls • Strategies for preventing falls
Patient falls are all too common in the healthcare setting. Falls can cause injury and even death. According to accrediting agency reports, falls with serious injury are consistently among the top ten reported sentinel events. Crucially, they are also preventable. This course has been designed to help you protect patients from falls. You will learn about: • Risk factors for falls • Strategies for preventing falls
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Patient falls are all too common in the healthcare setting. Falls can cause injury and even death. According to accrediting agency reports, falls with serious injury are consistently among the top ten...
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Patient falls are all too common in the healthcare setting. Falls can cause injury and even death. According to accrediting agency reports, falls with serious injury are consistently among the top ten reported sentinel events. Crucially, they are also preventable. This course has been designed to help you protect patients from falls. You will learn about: • Risk factors for falls • Strategies for preventing falls
Patient falls are all too common in the healthcare setting. Falls can cause injury and even death. According to accrediting agency reports, falls with serious injury are consistently among the top ten reported sentinel events. Crucially, they are also preventable. This course has been designed to help you protect patients from falls. You will learn about: • Risk factors for falls • Strategies for preventing falls
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Sepsis is a medical emergency and a leading cause of death worldwide. In the United States, over 1.7 million adult cases of sepsis occur annually, contributing to 270,000 deaths. Of patients who die...
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Sepsis is a medical emergency and a leading cause of death worldwide. In the United States, over 1.7 million adult cases of sepsis occur annually, contributing to 270,000 deaths. Of patients who die in the hospital, one in three has sepsis. Eighty percent of sepsis cases begin outside the hospital. Patients who survive sepsis often have long-term physical, psychological, and cognitive disabilities. Treating sepsis costs twice as much as treating most hospital conditions. The CDC has identified the early recognition and treatment of sepsis as a national priority, relying on healthcare providers to prevent, recognize, and treat sepsis immediately.
Sepsis is a medical emergency and a leading cause of death worldwide. In the United States, over 1.7 million adult cases of sepsis occur annually, contributing to 270,000 deaths. Of patients who die in the hospital, one in three has sepsis. Eighty percent of sepsis cases begin outside the hospital. Patients who survive sepsis often have long-term physical, psychological, and cognitive disabilities. Treating sepsis costs twice as much as treating most hospital conditions. The CDC has identified the early recognition and treatment of sepsis as a national priority, relying on healthcare providers to prevent, recognize, and treat sepsis immediately.
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Sepsis is a medical emergency and a leading cause of death worldwide. In the United States, over 1.7 million adult cases of sepsis occur annually, contributing to 270,000 deaths. Of patients who die...
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Sepsis is a medical emergency and a leading cause of death worldwide. In the United States, over 1.7 million adult cases of sepsis occur annually, contributing to 270,000 deaths. Of patients who die in the hospital, one in three has sepsis. Eighty percent of sepsis cases begin outside the hospital. Patients who survive sepsis often have long-term physical, psychological, and cognitive disabilities. Treating sepsis costs twice as much as treating most hospital conditions. The CDC has identified the early recognition and treatment of sepsis as a national priority, relying on healthcare providers to prevent, recognize, and treat sepsis immediately.
Sepsis is a medical emergency and a leading cause of death worldwide. In the United States, over 1.7 million adult cases of sepsis occur annually, contributing to 270,000 deaths. Of patients who die in the hospital, one in three has sepsis. Eighty percent of sepsis cases begin outside the hospital. Patients who survive sepsis often have long-term physical, psychological, and cognitive disabilities. Treating sepsis costs twice as much as treating most hospital conditions. The CDC has identified the early recognition and treatment of sepsis as a national priority, relying on healthcare providers to prevent, recognize, and treat sepsis immediately.
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