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Connections: Understanding sepsis

Mar 3, 2020

A local woman says the staff at Highland Hospital saved her life after they recognized she had sepsis. Lynn Lubecki says she was feeling fine after a night out with friends, but then started experiencing symptoms she and her family didn't understand. Doctors at Highland recognized immediately that she had sepsis. Lubecki says without their training and expertise, she would not be alive today.

This hour, she joins us to share her story, and the medical staff who treated her help us understand the characteristics of sepsis. In studio:

  • Lynn Lubecki, early care and education strategies director at the Children’s Institute
  • Dr. Timothy Lum, M.D., chief of the Emergency Department at Highland Hospital
  • Diane Martin, registered nurse and nurse educator at Highland Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit