Sepsis—Why Every Hospitalized Patient Should be Monitored

Sepsis is a life-threatening, medical emergency affecting approximately one million persons annually in the United States (NIH, 2017). Patients hospitalized with sepsis are eight times more likely to die during hospitalization (Hall et al., 2011). Sepsis is defined as “a life-threatening complication of an infection”. Many doctors view sepsis as a three-stage syndrome, starting with…