Editorial

Sepsis: why a nationally agreed early warning system for children is urgently needed

 Children's nurse Gillian Priday urged RCN congress to lobby for mandatory training to combat sepsis amid calls for a paediatric early warning system to be adopted in England
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Children's nurse Gillian Priday urged RCN congress to lobby for mandatory training to combat sepsis amid calls for a paediatric early warning system to be adopted in England

Although some nurses regard RCN congress as like Marmite – you either like it or hate it – it does provide an opportunity for nurses to get together and showcase some of the best features of the profession. It also offers an opportunity to challenge practice, influence policy and make recommendations.

This is what children’s nurse Gillian Priday did when she stepped onto the podium to consider what nurses can do to reduce avoidable harm and deaths from sepsis.

According to the Sepsis Trust, there are 25,000 cases of the condition involving children each year in the UK. In light of this figure, Ms Priday’s

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