A 12-year-old girl in California died on Dec. 17, days after her family says they were told she had the flu. Alyssa Alcarez's mother says the girl was misdiagnosed and health officials in Tulare County have stated she died from cardiac arrest and septic shock. Click the story below to find out how Cook Children's is joining hospitals nationwide to catch sepsis and prevent tragic outcomes for patients.
A Coalition of Hospitals Work to Cut Deadly & Severe Sepsis Cases
STAT News - It might start out looking like not much more than an ordinary childhood fever. But within days — within hours, sometimes — the complication known as sepsis1 can turn deadly. The patient’s blood pressure dives. Intense pain floods her body. Her organs begin to shut down.
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