McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series


Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection. Sepsis occurs when chemicals released into the bloodstream to fight the infection trigger inflammatory responses throughout the body. This inflammation can trigger a cascade of changes that can damage multiple organ systems, causing them to fail.

Mayo Clinic

Super Sepsis Six

Video about sepsis diagnosis and treatment

This video discusses the diagnostic and treatment processes that should be conducted within the first hour when a patient comes into a hospital with sepsis.

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Understanding the Sepsis Six

Video about sepsis treatment guidelines

This video will introduce the clinical guidelines for treating sepsis, commonly known as the Sepsis Six.

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How is sepsis treated? Sepsis 6 Demystified

Video about sepsis awareness and treatment

This video aims to spread awareness regarding sepsis and help people understand current treatments, specifically Sepsis 6 that consists of three diagnostic and three therapeutic steps.

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Life After Sepsis: Health Consequences Among Survivors of Severe Sepsis

Video about life after sepsis

This video defines sepsis, outlines the current evidence for long-term impairment and discusses the implications of these findings.

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My Story with Sepsis: Madelynn Fairman

Madelynn Fairman

This video presents one patient’s experience in her life after sepsis and what it means for clinical practitioners, family members and the patient.

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Sepsis Seminar Explained

Video about sepsis seminar

This video explains the ideas presented in a seminar about sepsis by Dr. Bram Rochwerg and Dr. Alison Fox-Robichaud.

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