NICE Guideline (NG51)- Sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management

Updated in September 2017 NICE have produced guidelines on sepsis including:
•Recommendations on identifying and assessing people with suspected sepsis, risk factors and risk stratification for sepsis and managing suspected sepsis in acute hospital settings and out of hospital
•Tools and resources to help put the guidance into practice
•Information for the public.

To view full guideline click here


Advice on How to Recognise and Understand Sepsis for Student Nurses

Student Editor of the Nursing times Alisha Poole writes about how to spot Sepsis aimed at Student Nurses.

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NHS England Produces Sepsis Guidance Implementation Advice for Adults

NHS England has worked with NICE using their guidance and with a group of sepsis experts and the UK Sepsis Trust to produce an operational definition that fits with use of the National Early Warning Score in assessing patients who are acutely unwell (Sepsis guidance implementation advice for adults – NHS England)


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Test your sepsis knowledge!

Focus Games have teamed up with The Sepsis Trust and NHS England to create an online, interactive game that will test how much you really know about sepsis.

Roll the dice to move across the board, whilst trying to score as many points as possible by answering questions about sepsis correctly. You can post your high scores to the leaderboard when you have finished.

Play the game here

Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: Clinical Audit 2016/2017 – National Report

Royal College of Emergency Medicine May 2017

This audit report  has shown the quality of care given to patients with severe sepsis and septic shock in emergency departments (EDs) has shown great improvement. Most EDs now have a sepsis lead (96%), a sepsis protocol (95%) and provide sepsis education (96%).

To read the full report, please follow this link.