• 22 SEP 17
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    September is Sepsis Awareness Month: Are You Prepared to Quickly Treat a Sepsis Patient?

    LifeFlow - PediatricSepsis is a condition caused by the body’s life-threatening immune response to an infection, also called blood poisoning. Sepsis can develop quickly and is a medical emergency.

    Each year 1.5 million Americans get sepsis¹ – so how have only 66% of men and 54% of women never heard of this deadly and preventable clinical syndrome?²

    According to the Center for Disease Control, there are approximately 250,000 deaths each year due to sepsis, accounting for one in three hospital deaths.¹ The leading causes of sepsis include infections such as pneumonia, kidney or urinary tract infection, gut, stomach or intestine infection, and skin infection¹ – all preventable cases if treated early.

    Unfortunately, not all cases are treated early, which can lead to sepsis. That’s when healthcare providers in hospitals and EMS facilities need to be prepared to treat these patients quickly.

    The LifeFlow Rapid Infuser offers the opportunity to improve the care of the sickest patients most at risk of complications from sepsis, saving lives and significantly reducing hospital expenses.  This hand-operated device helps administer rapid, controlled fluid boluses to those who need it fast.

    On average, LifeFlow delivers 500ml of fluid in less than 2.5 minutes through a 20G IV catheter, and takes less than two minutes to set up. Only a single person is needed to operate this device, using one hand to deliver 10ml of fluid with each compression. The syringe is automatically refilled with each handle release. Fluid cannot flow freely without compression, ensuring patient safety that only the desired amount of fluid is delivered.

    LifeFlow Rapid Infuser is not only limited to sepsis cases. It can also be used to treat patients who require rapid fluid delivery during anaphylaxis, shock, cardiac arrest, hemorrhagic shock, and respiratory failure.

    To learn more about how LifeFlow offers the opportunity to improve care and save lives, contact your local MED Alliance Group Sales Representative, call 888-891-1200, or email us.

    ¹ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ( 2017). Sepsis: Data & Reports. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/sepsis/datareports/index.html.
    ² The George Institute for Global Health. (2016). World Sepsis Day 2016: the world’s leading cause of preventable death. Retrieved from http://www.georgeinstitute.org/news/world-sepsis-day-2016-the-worlds-leading-cause-of-preventable-death.
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