Sepsis

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Sepsis, infection and children: what is the message?

In the absence of a national paediatric early warning score, when you should screen in...

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COVID-19: patients are missing out on vital discharge information, warns sepsis charity

The UK Sepsis Trust has produced a recovery booklet for patients who leave critical care

Image of a patient exam as seen through a virtual reality headset. Nursing students at Middlesex University London are using virtual reality to experience what it is like to treat patients

Using virtual reality to help nursing students identify sepsis

University says headsets allow students to gain experience in potential patient scenarios

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There’s no time for hesitation when you’re faced with a deteriorating patient

Don't be afraid to put theory into practice – your patient’s life may depend on it

Stella Davey

Sepsis care, vacancy rates, resus team: how a matron transformed her ED

Team has turned around an emergency department’s patient care and staff morale

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Assessment and management of fever in young children

Updated guidance aims to help nurses assess and manage fever in children aged under five

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Sepsis now a bigger killer than cancer, study suggests

Analysis of global data reveals 11 million sepsis-related deaths in 2017

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Management of cellulitis – new guidance includes antimicrobial prescribing strategy

Timely treatment of cellulitis is essential to avoid the development of sepsis

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Sepsis digital alert helps nurses to save lives at London trust

System warns staff if a patient may be at risk of the condition

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Screening for sepsis: SIRS or qSOFA? A literature review

Evidence from this article led to the creation of a screening tool developed by the author

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Sepsis Six update emphasises importance of early intervention by a senior clinician

Find out how revised tool helps you escalate concerns if you suspect a patient has sepsis

If picked up and treated early a sepsis diagnosis outcome can be positive

Sepsis Six update: the important changes every nurse needs to know about

UK Sepsis Trust reviews first step in its screening and management tool

Sepsis Six update: immediate attendance by senior clinician is made top priority

Sepsis screening tool has changed – find out what this means for nurses

Always remember to ask yourself: ‘could this be sepsis’?

Sepsis survivor and former nurse practitioner’s message to healthcare professionals
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Sepsis: what you need to know

Around 44,000 people a year die from the 'silent killer'. What can nurses do?

How to measure a patient’s temperature non-invasively

Understand the factors that can influence the accuracy of readings

What nurses should do when assessing sepsis risk in people with learning disabilities

Emergency nurses need to recognise the triggers for sepsis in deteriorating patients

Sepsis: an overview of the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and pathophysiology

Sepsis is a medical emergency that should always be considered in acutely unwell patients

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