Sepsis and Aging: What to Look For?

Wednesday, December 4th at 1:00pm Mary McMahon, Clinical Director of the VNA of Southeastern CT presents Sepsis and Aging: What to Look For? Sepsis is the body’s life-threatening response to an infection. Without the right treatment, sepsis can cause organ failure, amputation, and death. More than 1.7 million people in the United States are diagnosed with sepsis every year – that’s one person every 20 seconds. Adults over 65 are 13 times more likely to be hospitalized than younger adults. Thousands of lives can be saved each year by simply raising awareness of its symptoms. Early recognition and treatment are key.