Presentation Description / Session Abstract: Sepsis is often thought to be synonymous with infection. This lecture goes into detail about sepsis brought on from chemotherapy. It delves into how chemotherapy works on the cells of the body, specifically the white blood cells. It details symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as how to prevent a second episode.
Describe how chemotherapy affects the immune system.
Define sepsis and differentiate between the different types.
Understand how to treat and prevent chemotherapy induced sepsis.