Pathophysiology of Sepsis

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In 2017, there were 48.9 million cases of sepsis and 11 million sepsis-related deaths worldwide, which accounted for almost 20% of all global deaths. In this lecture, clinical educator Joanne Reading discusses the definition, epidemiology, risk factors and pathophysiology of this life-threatening emergency.


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Joanne Reading is a clinical educator at the Royal Melbourne Hospital ICU. She holds a critical care graduate certificate and a Master of Health Science, with a focus on education. Joanne is passionate about ensuring that education is entertaining as it fosters critical thinking, and runs her own nursing education website at ‘Blogging for your Noggin’.
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First Published02 April 2023
Updated02 April 2023
02 April 2025
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Infectious Diseases
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