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Sepsis care is improving in NHS accident and emergency departments but treatment needs to be faster, according to a new audit.
Critical care nurses in Kent say they are successfully using social media to share best practice and ideas, including when it comes to raising awareness of potentially deadly sepsis.
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.
More rapid hospital treatment of sepsis improves patient outcomes and gives support to mandatory protocols, suggests US research.
A series of nurse-led innovations to increase awareness of sepsis at an acute trust have seen the numbers of patients diagnosed and treated for it increase, while the mortality rate has decreased.
A pioneering and potentially life-saving project to give nurses and other staff the skills to spot the first signs of sepsis has now been rolled out across all wards at a Midlands hospital.
Nurses and other hospital staff should treat patients with life-threatening sepsis symptoms within one hour, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
The country’s first dedicated emergency department-based sepsis team has been launched today at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.
Early identification of sepsis is crucial to minimise mortality and morbidity. Revised definitions will help health professionals in all settings, but a clear, simple-to-use assessment tool is also needed
Gaps and improvement in management of sepsisSubscription
Sepsis causes many preventable deaths, but health professionals can help to reduce these by knowing how to identify the condition early