Category list : Sepsis
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An interdisciplinary approach to antimicrobial stewardship involving comprehensive blood culture identification (BCID) testing can slash broad spectrum antibiotic use, according to US researchers.
Overcrowded accident and emergency departments, symptomatic of the NHS, especially in winter, can lead to vital delays in patients receiving treatment for sepsis, warn US researchers.
Giving immediate antibiotics when patients present with suspected sepsis reduces their risk of dying by a third. This summary of an NIHR-funded study includes an online self-assessment to test your understanding of the research
“Terrifying” new figures showing a doubling of cases of sepsis in England over two years have sparked a new call for action to address nurse shortages.
Despite advances in modern medicine, including vaccines, antibiotics and acute care, sepsis affects millions of patients worldwide each year
Nursing staff need better training in identifying sepsis, warn leading nurses, who are speaking out to coincide with a powerful patient presentation at the Royal College of Nursing’s annual conference.
The country’s first dedicated emergency department-based sepsis team has been launched today at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.
The Care Quality Commission says it has taken urgent action to safeguard patients at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, after inspectors raised serious concerns about the monitoring of unborn babies and care for people at risk of sepsis.
Delaying or withholding antibiotics for over 65s with symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI) appears to be associated with higher risk of sepsis and death, according to UK researchers.