Knox Community Hospital is recognizing Sepsis Awareness Month during the month of September. Sepsis is your body’s overwhelming and toxic response to an infection. It kills over 350,000 adults in the U.S every year.
When it comes to sepsis, we can use the phrase ‘It’s About TIME’ to help us watch for possible signs. Those include temperature, infection, mental decline, and someone becoming extremely ill. If any of these occur, call 911 or go to the hospital and say, “I am concerned about sepsis.”
Through public education, we can raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of sepsis so people in our communities know when to seek emergency care. To learn more, go to www.SepsisAwarenessMonth.org