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Avoidable sepsis infections send thousands of seniors to gruesome deaths.

Schulte F, Lucas E, Mahr J. Kaiser Health News and Chicago Tribune. September 5, 2018.

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September 19, 2018
Schulte F, Lucas E, Mahr J. Kaiser Health News and Chicago Tribune. September 5, 2018.

Sepsis is a serious condition that can be fatal if it is not promptly diagnosed and treated. This news article reports on systemic factors in nursing homes such as poor staffing and communication with families that contribute to unmanaged pressure ulcers and sepsis that result in hospital admissions and death. A WebM&M commentary discussed a case involving a patient who had a pressure ulcer and sepsis in long-term care.

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Schulte F, Lucas E, Mahr J. Kaiser Health News and Chicago Tribune. September 5, 2018.

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