catiewithasea: irony is seeing this two weeks after an interview where they asked me about a time I had to care for a septic patient- I had never cared for a septic patient. I heard crickets after the question…

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The most common cause of a bacterial pneumonia is Streptococcus pneumoniae. In this form of pneumonia there is usually an abrupt onset of the illness with shaking chills fever and production of a rust-colored sputum. The infection spreads into the blood in 20%-30% of cases (known as sepsis) and if this occurs 20%-30% of these patients die. Antibiotics often used in the treatment of this type of pneumonia include penicillin amoxicillin and clavulanic acid (Augmentin) and macrolide…

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Sepsis 101: Symptoms, Treatment, and More With Pictures

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Sepsis is an extreme reaction to an infection that can -- if untreated -- be deadly. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments for sepsis.

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Improves sepsis treatment success rates by decreasing time needed for sepsis diagnosis from days to only hours

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