Of the 30 million people who get sepsis each year, 24 million survive. While battling sepsis is difficult, the complications that people face after their ordeals are over can be challenging or even deadly.
Antimicrobial resistance is a major public health issue across the globe. On September 4, 2019, we lost a partner in that mission. Stuart Levy, MD, one of the earliest and loudest voices warning of the dangers of antibiotic overuse in both humans and animals, passed away after a prolonged illness.
“The thing about sepsis, that I can tell you from living experience, is that it’s super-fast,” said Clawson. “When you get sepsis, it’s a downhill turn and turning it back around is not something that’s easy to do.”
Find your way through a scenario involving an infection leading to sepsis. At critical points, you must make choices about what you would do—and just like in real life, the decisions you make can change your ultimate outcome.