Today is World Sepsis Day!
The sepsis team are in the atrium today until 3pm, promoting sepsis awareness and how to spot sepsis.
The stand is aimed towards both the staff and public and everyone is talking about the new inpatient screening tool. This tool is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis.
Sepsis is a life threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs. It can be found in both adults and children. One person dies from sepsis every five minutes which means it kills 44,000 annually throughout the UK. This is more deaths than bowel cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer cause all together!
Do you know what to look for when spotting sepsis? Do you know what to do if you suspect sepsis? Don’t be afraid to seek any sort of medical help in the name of sepsis and find out everything you need to know and more.. https://sepsistrust.org/
Spot it, treat it, beat it!