Every NHS trust told to bring in early warning checks in war on sepsis

The Telegraph

Laura Donnelly


Every NHS hospital should adopt an early warning system to prevent almost 2,000 needless deaths a year, including cases of sepsis, officials say.

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Sepsis can send a child to the brink of death within hours. A new coalition of hospitals is fighting back

STATnews – www.statnews.com

A coalition of US hospitals are launching an all-out campaign against sepsis. The coalition have agreed to implement diagnostic and treatment protocols developed by clinical experts. For example, they will screen all patients who show any signs that could be associated with sepsis and treat potential cases with quick infusions of antibiotics and IV fluids. Data will be collated in hopes of identifying best practices.

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