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Posts tagged "Sepsis"

Bedsores Pose High Risk of Sepsis For Nursing Home Residents

Bedsores are an unfortunately common occurrence in nursing homes across the nation. When left untreated, these bedsores can become deadly because of complications that develop, including sepsis. With thousands of nursing home residents facing severe sepsis-related health issues every year, it’s important to understand exactly why they happen and what measures may prevent them.   … Continue reading Bedsores Pose High Risk of Sepsis For Nursing Home Residents

Investigation Finds Widespread Preventable Sepsis in Nursing Homes

According to a recent investigation by Kaiser Health News and the Chicago Tribune, American nursing homes are failing to prevent bedsores and other infections that lead to sepsis, a severe infection that is deadly if not cared for properly. In all nursing homes,  infections often aren’t monitored closely enough to accurately define how many became … Continue reading Investigation Finds Widespread Preventable Sepsis in Nursing Homes