Why is sepsis so serious? Ask the Expert with A/Prof Mark Plummer

Video series: Ask the Expert

Sepsis is the body’s severe response to an infection which causes damage to its own organs and tissues.

In this episode, we ask expert, Associate Professor Mark Plummer, key questions about sepsis.

We learn about:

  • why it is so serious
  • who is at risk
  • how it’s treated


About the expert

Mark Plummer is Head of Research and Innovation in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and also a senior lecturer at the Adelaide Medical School, The University of Adelaide, and with the Department of Critical Care at the University of Melbourne.

Mark’s sepsis research is conducted with The Royal Melbourne Hospital and The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and is funded in part by grants from The Hospital Research Foundation Group, as well as the Medical Research Future Fund.

Are you interested in learning more about Mark’s research?

You can hear from Mark directly at RAHsearch 2023, October 17.

You can here more about Mark’s research by listening to this episode of the Research Pulse podcast:

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