Sepsis kills more people than prostate cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined, yet only 44 percent of U.S. adults have heard of it.
NYSUT's Health Care Professionals Council is committed to raising awareness about sepsis. Armed with a new brochure, Web resources and a video from NYSUT VP Paul Pecorale, the union is helping to promote sepsis awareness and education in schools, hospitals and the community.
Sepsis, also called blood poisoning, is "a serious, toxic response to infection by the body's normal immune system," says Pecorale in the video promoting sepsis awareness day. "Early recognition and treatment is the key to saving lives."
Find more information at www.nysut.org/sepsis.