### Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) and/or SEPSIS

This would be a required course the Paramedics could finish while posted or at home if needed.

Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) is an inflammatory state affecting the whole body. It is the body's response to an infectious or noninfectious insult. Although the definition of SIRS refers to it as an "inflammatory" response, it actually has pro- and anti-inflammatory components.