New Guidance from Public Health England on Sepsis in Children

Public Health England have released new guidance for Public Health Nurses, Health Visitors and School Nurses on Sepsis in Children.

The guidance includes:

  • causes and symptoms of sepsis
  • support for parents
  • additional resources for health visitors and school nurses

 

See full document here.

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World Sepsis Day 2017

World Sepsis Day is held on September 13th every year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against sepsis. Sepsis accounts for at least 8 million deaths worldwide annually. Yet, depending on country and education, sepsis is known only to 7 – 50 % of the people. Likewise, it is poorly known that sepsis can be prevented by vaccination and clean care and that early recognition and treatment reduces sepsis mortality by 50 %. This lack of knowledge makes sepsis the number one preventable cause of death worldwide  – http://www.world-sepsis-day.org

http://www.world-sepsis-day.org have produced a 3 minutes video explaining what sepsis is, prevention and treatment.

Click Here for Video

 

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.