Sepsis Awareness Month quiz results: Who is taking home a prize?
To wrap up Sepsis Awareness Month, Headlines asked readers to take a brief quiz to test their knowledge of sepsis and why spotting and stopping sepsis quickly is such an important initiative at Michigan Medicine.
More than 100 faculty and staff took the quiz! Congratulations to the following five winners, who were among the 28 colleagues who earned perfect scores on the quiz and were randomly selected to win a great prize:
- Emily Rasmussen, R.N.
- Jaye Minghine, clinical subjects coordinator
- Jamie MacLaren, continuous improvement specialist
- Nicole Quaine, R.N.
- Sanaya Irani, medical student
Below are the quiz questions and their answers. The two questions that stumped faculty and staff the most? “What percentage of previously employed sepsis survivors return to work within six months?” The answer is 55%, which only 30% of respondents answered correctly. And, “Approximately how often does someone in the U.S. die of sepsis?” Approximately 270,000 Americans die of sepsis each year, which averages out to roughly one death every two minutes.
Thank you to all who took the quiz and everyone who is working to reduce the harm caused by sepsis at Michigan Medicine!
What is the leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals?
- Heart disease
Some signs of sepsis include:
- High heart rate
- Confusion or disorientation
- Shortness of breath
- Fever or shivering or feeling cold
- Extreme pain or discomfort
- All of the above
Approximately how often does someone in the U.S. die of sepsis?
- Every two minutes
- Every two hours
- Every two days
- Every two weeks
What percentage of previously employed sepsis survivors return to work within six months?
- 30 percent
- 50 percent
- 55 percent
- 92 percent
Sepsis survivors can experience new and lasting consequences of their illness called Post Sepsis Syndrome
Spotting and stopping sepsis early can save lives and is an important area of focus at U-M Health