I read a really well-written article this morning about Patty Duke's death which was attributed to sepsis. Of course now I can't find that particular article, but here is a similar one which talks a bit about sepsis and septic shock.
Our facility now has sepsis alerts which pop up when vitals are put in (if vitals and labs indicate a potential for sepsis). The alert will only go away after documenting alerting the hospitalist. Our facility has really been pushing awareness of sepsis in the past few months, so I thought it was interesting that this was in the news.
Patty Duke's Death Announcement Is A Milestone For Sepsis Awareness