Category list : Sepsis
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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
Treatment for early-onset neonatal sepsisSubscription
Neonates with suspected early-onset sepsis are often treated aggressively with antibiotics before infection is confirmed. NICE has recommended a gentler approach
Early identification and treatment of sepsisSubscription
Sepsis is a medical emergency. Early identification and treatment are essential but many health staff are unable to recognise its signs and symptoms
Despite advances in modern medicine, including vaccines, antibiotics and acute care, sepsis affects millions of patients worldwide each year
Sepsis – a systemic inflammatory response to a new infection – is a hidden killer. Unchecked, organ failure, shock and death ensue.