Sepsis

General Information

Sepsis, also called septicemia, septic shock or systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), is a life-threatening complication of an infection.

Sepsis is one of the leading causes of death in hospitals. It's also a main reason why people are readmitted to the hospital.

Sepsis occurs unpredictably and can progress rapidly.

Information for Providers

Provider information and resources – Wisconsin Hospital Association Think Sepsis First

Clinical Information – CDC

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Last Revised: September 21, 2021