20. August 2020 - 17:00 till 17:30

LIVE with Greg Olsen: Guest Al Cardillo, Home Care Assoc., online, Thursday, 20. August 2020

Ever heard the word Sepsis but are unsure of what it is? We all need to change that!

Sepsis can and does affect people of all ages, the healthy as well as the ill. The very young and those who already have a chronic health problem or a compromised immune system are at higher risk of developing sepsis. But people who are aging, over 65 years old, particularly those who have health issues, are even more susceptible to sepsis than any other group. According to a study published in 2006, while people aged 65 years and older make up about 12% of the American population, they make up 65% of sepsis cases in the hospitals.

Sometimes incorrectly called blood poisoning, sepsis is the body’s often deadly response to infection or injury. Sepsis kills and disables millions and requires early suspicion and rapid treatment for survival. In other words – know the signs and symptoms before its too late.

Sepsis and septic shock can result from an infection anywhere in the body, such as pneumonia, influenza, or urinary tract infections. Worldwide, one-third of people who develop sepsis die. Many who do survive are left with life-changing effects, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic pain and fatigue, organ dysfunction (organs don’t work properly) and/or amputations.

Please join Greg and special guest, Al Cardillo, President and CEO of the Home Care Association of New York State, who is leading New York’s effort to raise awareness and provide training to identify and mitigate Sepsis’ impact.

Thursday, 20. August 2020, online, LIVE with Greg Olsen: Guest Al Cardillo, Home Care Assoc.

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