Hudson Valley 360: CADER & Partners Launch Free Public Training About Sepsis
In an effort to decrease hospitalizations and deaths caused by sepsis, the Center for Aging & Disability Education & Research has launched a free public training with the New York State Office for the Aging and The Sepsis Alliance.
“Sepsis, the body’s overwhelming response to infection, kills someone in the U.S. every two minutes, hospitalizes someone every 20 seconds, and is the leading cause of hospital readmissions. It is the most significant source of avoidable hospitalizations in New York’s Medicaid population, costing more than $53 billion in hospital care each year. Sepsis kills and disables millions globally and requires early suspicion and rapid treatment for survival…
Director of the New York State Office for the Aging Greg Olsen said, ‘The impact of sepsis on older adults and families of all ages is sobering and requires us to significantly ramp up outreach and education to identify the signs and symptoms to save lives and to minimize poor outcomes. We are thrilled with this partnership and our joint effort to make the word “sepsis” and its signs and symptoms commonplace in New York State.’”