Sepsis Awareness Month quiz answers and winners!

October 4, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees

To wrap up Sepsis Awareness Month, Headlines asked readers to take a brief quiz to test their knowledge of Sepsis. This year’s campaign heavily focused on the importance of early detection and treatment and always asking the question, “Could this be Sepsis?” when evaluating patients.

More than 90 faculty and staff took the quiz! Congratulations to the following three winners, who were among the 45 colleagues who earned perfect scores on the quiz and were randomly selected to win a great prize:

  • Kimberly Bonner, HITS
  • Mary LaFountain, Taubman Medical Specialties
  • Tanpreet Kaur, Radiology

Below are the quiz questions and their answers. The one question that stumped faculty and staff the most? “For every hour delay in antibiotic therapy for Sepsis, a patient’s risk of mortality increases by approximately __%?” The answer is 9%, which around half of respondents answered correctly.

Thank you to all who took the quiz and everyone who is working to educate themselves on the effects of Sepsis and the importance of early recognition and treatment.

True or false: Sepsis is a medical emergency.

  • True
  • False

What is the leading cause of death in hospitals and the leading cause for hospital readmissions?

  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Sepsis

For every hour delay in antibiotic therapy for sepsis, a patient’s risk of mortality increases by approximately _%?

  • 6
  • 9
  • 12

Which of the following is a warning sign of sepsis?

  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever or low body temperature
  • All of the above

How can we save lives and decrease mortality from sepsis?

  • Early identification
  • Vaccinations
  • Antibiotic treatment
  • Both A and C

This year’s Sepsis campaign messaging reminded us to always ask: ___________?

  • What is the patient’s age?
  • Could this be sepsis?
  • What medications is the patient taking?

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