COVIDSepis (noun): COVIDSepsis is a medical condition where the patient presents with the following conditions – coughing, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, and fever. Patients with COVIDSepsis may also have an altered mental state, difficulty breathing, reduced urine output, rapid heart rate, a weak pulse, and cold extremities.
According to the Sepsis Alliance, “severe COVID-19 is viral sepsis.” As a result, distinguishing between whether a patient is suffering from COVID or has sepsis can be very difficult. As researchers in their research published in December of 2021 concluded:
Although the pathogenesis of COVID-19 has not been fully explained, the data obtained so far in hospitalized patients has revealed that serum cytokine and chemokine levels are high in severe COVID-19 patients, similar to those found with sepsis.
You Are Invited to Attend the Online Global Sepsis Alliance Spotlight on COVID and Sepsis
On April 27, the Global Sepsis Alliance will host the 2022 WSC Spotlight, titled WSC Spotlight: Novel Therapeutic and Diagnostic Approaches for COVID-19 and Sepsis.
Over the course of 8 distinctive and highly relevant sessions, 40 speakers from all regions of the world will share the newest therapeutic and diagnostic approaches for COVID-19 and sepsis, covering all novel aspects of our understanding of bacterial and viral sepsis, from new methods of diagnosis and risk assessment to novel treatment modalities, and beyond.
The congress will take place entirely online and participation is free of charge, so you can join from wherever you have an internet connection.
For more information on the program, speakers, time zones, and to register for free, please visit wscspotlight.org.
For further information about COVID, Sepsis, and COVIDSepsis on the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety blog, please see “Surviving Sepsis During the COVID Pandemic” by clicking here.
More PPAHS blogs on COVID:
- Patients Have Delayed or Not Seen a Doctor Because of COVID-19: https://ppahs.org/2020/10/patients-have-delayed-or-not-seen-a-doctor-because-of-covid-19/
- Who is Legally Liable for COVID-19?: https://ppahs.org/2020/10/who-is-legally-liable-for-covid-19/
- A Misdiagnosis of Blood Clots Can Be Costly – Particularly During COVID-19: https://ppahs.org/2020/10/a-misdiagnosis-of-blood-clots-can-be-costly-particularly-during-covid-19/
- COVID-19 Keeps 44% of Patients From Seeking Care: https://ppahs.org/2020/10/covid-19-keeps-44-of-patients-from-seeking-care/
- New Survey Finds Lung Function Testing Has Decreased During COVID-19: https://ppahs.org/2020/10/new-survey-finds-lung-function-testing-has-decreased-during-covid-19/
- Recovering from COVID-19: https://ppahs.org/2020/11/recovering-from-covid-19/
- New Initiative to Help COPD Patients During COVID-19 Crisis Launched by Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety: https://ppahs.org/2020/11/copd-initiative/
- 67% Believe COVID-19 Will Increase Malpractice Claims: https://ppahs.org/2020/11/67-believe-covid-19-will-increase-malpractice-claims/
- Survey Finds Clinicians Want Safer Ways to Test Lung Function: https://ppahs.org/2020/12/lung-function-survey-results/
- COVID Has Affected All of Us, But Some More Than Others: https://ppahs.org/2021/01/covid-has-affected-all-of-us-but-some-more-than-others/
- COVID Fatigue? Keeping the Mind Sharp at Home, Work, and Everywhere In-Between: https://ppahs.org/2021/01/covid-fatigue-keeping-the-mind-sharp-at-home-work-and-everywhere-in-between/
- Could COVID-19 Be Tied To Hearing Loss?: https://ppahs.org/2021/02/could-covid-19-be-tied-to-hearing-loss/
- Protecting Your Mental Health During COVID-19: https://ppahs.org/2021/02/protecting-your-mental-health-during-covid-19/
- Getting COVID is NOT Worse Than Getting the Vaccine: https://ppahs.org/2021/02/getting-covid-is-not-worse-than-getting-the-vaccine/
- I got the COVID Vaccine, have you?: https://ppahs.org/2021/03/i-got-the-covid-vaccine/
- Risks and Liabilities of Delayed Diagnosis During COVID-19: https://ppahs.org/2021/04/risks-and-liabilities-of-delayed-diagnosis-during-covid-19/
- Malpractice Cases Likely to Rise Post-COVID Due to Delayed Diagnosis: https://ppahs.org/2021/05/malpractice-cases-likely-to-rise-post-covid-due-to-delayed-diagnosis/
- Individualism Fails in the Face of Public Health Crisis Like the COVID-19 Pandemic: https://ppahs.org/2022/01/covid-individualism/
- 6 Tips for Easing the Pains of Lockdown and Social Isolation Measures: https://ppahs.org/2022/01/6-tips-for-easing-the-pains-of-lockdown-and-social-isolation-measures/
More PPAHS blog article on Sepsis:
- Early Detection and Treatment of Sepsis Saves Lives!: https://ppahs.org/2018/08/early-detection-and-treatment-of-sepsis-saves-lives/
- Sepsis Coordinator Network: https://ppahs.org/2018/09/sepsis-coordinator-network/
- Deadly Sepsis a Global Priority but Dismissed by Majority of Health Systems Worldwide: https://ppahs.org/2018/09/deadly-sepsis-a-global-priority-but-dismissed-by-majority-of-health-systems-worldwide/
- 5 Keys to Reducing Sepsis: https://ppahs.org/2019/01/5-keys-to-reducing-sepsis/
- Early Detection of Sepsis Through Monitoring Saves Patient Lives: https://ppahs.org/2019/02/early-detection-of-sepsis-through-monitoring-saves-patient-lives/
- You May Not Get a Second Chance to Save a Patient’s Life: https://ppahs.org/2019/02/you-may-not-get-a-second-chance-to-save-a-patients-life/
- Should We Be Watching a Stopwatch or Wanting Better Patient Care? – The Debate over the 1-Hour Sepsis Bundle: https://ppahs.org/2019/02/should-we-be-watching-a-stopwatch-or-wanting-better-patient-care-the-debate-over-the-1-hour-sepsis-bundle/
- Sepsis Protocols Need Improving to Prevent Complications of Care: https://ppahs.org/2019/03/sepsis-protocols-need-improving-to-prevent-complications-of-care/
- Global Sepsis Alliance Commends Physician-Patient Alliance Video Featuring Dr. Ken Rothfield: https://ppahs.org/2019/06/global-sepsis-alliance-commends-physician-patient-alliance-video-featuring-dr-ken-rothfield/
- For World Sepsis Day, Save a Life: https://ppahs.org/2019/09/for-world-sepsis-day-save-a-life/
- Surviving Sepsis During the COVID Pandemic: https://ppahs.org/2020/09/surviving-sepsis-during-the-covid-pandemic/