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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Treat life-threatening sepsis within the hour, says NICE

NICE is urging hospital staff to treat people with life-threatening sepsis symptoms within one hour

In a new draft quality standard, NICE says people showing signs of sepsis must be checked carefully. Once someone is classed as high-risk they should be seen by senior staff and given the right treatment within an hour.

Please follow this link to access the draft quality standard.