Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. In other words, it’s your body’s overactive and toxic response to an infection.
What is Sepsis?
Sepsis is a medical emergency
Timely effective antimicrobial treatment is directly linked to the survival rate of patients
Sepsis is a global health crisis.*
It affects 27 to 30 million people every year, 7 to 9 million die – one death every 3.5 seconds.
Depending on country, mortality varies between 15 and more than 50 %.
Many surviving patients suffer from the consequences of sepsis for the rest of their lives. *
A severe global problem
Lack of rapid laboratory tests
Long Turn-Around-Time (TAT) for antibiotic susceptibility testing has a significant impact on mortality, costs, and rise of bacteria resistance on antimicrobial agents.
Over-prescription of antibiotics
Overprescribingantibioticsleads to adverse effects, more frequent reattendance and increased medicalization of self-limiting conditions.
Poor infection control in hospitals
Prevention and control of infections are strongly connected with misuse of antibiotics and development & spread of drug resistance.
Save time = Save lives = Save cost
Rapid diagnostics and antimicrobial stewardship improve outcomes in patients with antibiotic resistant
Sepsis is the #1 cause for hospitalization in the U.S., costing more than $27 billion each year*
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