Care for Patients with Sepsis

We offer coordinated, comprehensive care for patients with sepsis.

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Chapters Health System offers compassionate care and support for patients with sepsis, which happens when an infection you already have triggers a chain reaction throughout your body.

If you or someone you love is diagnosed with sepsis, please seek immediate medical attention. We can help patients with sepsis in the following ways:

  • In some instances, we are able to provide antibiotic therapy in the home in order to promote comfort in a familiar environment.
  • Overall management of a patient’s disease
  • Assistance with complex medical decision making
  • Guidance in transitioning between levels of care
  • Pain and symptom management and/or reduction
  • Emotional and spiritual support
  • Secure monitoring via telehealth options

For more information on how we can help you or a loved one manage sepsis, please call 1-866-204-8611 or Contact Us.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Sepsis

Doctors diagnose sepsis using a number of physical findings such as:

  • Fever
  • Low blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Doctors also perform lab tests that check for signs of infection or organ damage.
  • Doctors also perform specific tests to identify the germ that caused the infection that led to sepsis.
  • This testing might include blood cultures looking for bacterial infections, or tests for viral infections, like COVID-19 or influenza.

Research shows that rapid, effective sepsis treatment includes:

  • Giving appropriate treatment, including antibiotics
  • Maintaining blood flow to organs

Sometimes surgery is required to remove tissue damaged by the infection. Source: CDC


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