Research Brief

How Sepsis Is Impacting the Maternal Mortality Crisis

Acute Care
Research Brief
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  • Maternal sepsis risk factors
  • The challenges with recognizing maternal sepsis
  • Preventing sepsis-related maternal mortality
  • Education’s impact on maternal sepsis

About this research brief

Despite having one of the most technologically advanced healthcare systems in the world, the U.S. has one of the highest maternal mortality rates of any country. As healthcare leaders leverage the most recent and accurate data available to help mitigate our nation’s maternal mortality, sepsis is causing more maternal mortality and morbidity than previously known.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sepsis is the second leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths. Maternal sepsis is caused by a variety of different infections throughout the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods. This makes developing a standardized clinical treatment plan more complex. As maternal sepsis is rising, healthcare leaders have no time to waste in gaining traction to reverse this trend.

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