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Nursing Times launches new learning unit on recognising sepsis and taking action

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Nursing Times has launched a new learning resource for nurses to coincide with World Sepsis Day on 13 September 2017.

Sepsis is a leading cause of avoidable deaths in the UK, and can cause severe disability in survivors. Early recognition and management are crucial to avoid patients developing the condition or to bring it under control before it causes serious harm.

Every nurse has a responsibility to ask themselves “could this be sepsis?”, when presented with a patient with signs or symptoms that indicate a possible infection and take the necessary action to prevent further deterioration.

Our new online learning unit from Nursing Times Learning helps nurses to understand the pathophysiology of sepsis, recognise its early signs, know when to refer patients for urgent care as well as being clear about the elements of the Sepsis Six bundle.

The unit, which has been produced in association with the UK Sepsis Trust, is available to nurses as part of their subscription to Nursing Times. To access it visit nursingtimes.net/learning and click on Online learning units.

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