NHSE Safety Alert on the recognition and treatment of Sepsis

 In Clinical Guidelines, NHS Guidelines, NHSE Guidance

Sepsis is a time-critical medical emergency, which can occur as part of the body’s response to infection. The resulting inflammatory response adversely affects tissues and organs.

Unless treated quickly, sepsis can progress to severe sepsis, multi-organ failure, septic shock and ultimately death. Septic shock has a 50% mortality rate and treatment requires early antibiotics.



Photo by Calleamanecer (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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