Category list : Sepsis
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“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.
An interdisciplinary approach to antimicrobial stewardship involving comprehensive blood culture identification (BCID) testing can slash broad spectrum antibiotic use, according to US researchers.
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.
A team of nurses has created a new online training course to help colleagues spot the signs of sepsis in children, in a bid to fill the “gap” in staff training needs.
Hospital nurses will be required to alert consultants if patients with suspected sepsis do not respond to treatment within an hour, under new rules being brought in to reduce deaths.
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.
Sepsis-related deaths in the UK have fallen in the past three decades but continue to be above average for well-off countries, according to a new study.
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.
A tool has been developed by UK researchers to help identify heart failure patients at high risk of sepsis, which they say could catch cases early and save thousands of lives every year.
On several occasions over recent weeks I have found myself explaining to people what sepsis is, its symptoms and why it’s something that needs tackling. These conversations have taken place both in the office and also among friends.
A nurse has received national recognition for helping to dramatically improve sepsis care across Weston Area Health NHS Trust.
Nurses and other healthcare staff at a South Yorkshire hospital missed opportunities to save a young woman’s life from sepsis, an investigation has found.
Staff shortages and hospital overcrowding have contributed to an apparent increase in sepsis death by more than a third in two years, according to a UK safety expert.
US researchers say they have found a clue in understanding how an infection can spiral into sepsis by blunting the body’s immune response.
A major campaign to raise public awareness of the signs and symptoms of sepsis in Scotland has been launched today.
Treating sepsis patients with steroids does not reduce mortality but does lead to quicker recovery in survivors and the need for fewer blood transfusions, according to a major international study.
A first year nursing student who nearly died from sepsis is determined to use her experience to educate others about the condition and has helped organise a ground-breaking training event.
Nurse researchers have begun a new study today into why the UK has more childhood deaths from treatable infections than comparable European countries, and why fatal delays in admission occur.
Nurses sing about sepsis to raise awareness at ChristmasVideoSubscription
A hospital choir of nurses and other health professionals are hoping to raise awareness of sepsis this Christmas with an innovative reworking of a popular carol.