Today is World Sepsis Day!

World Sepsis Day   credited to World Sepsis Day org

Here at EEAST we have long been the forerunners on recognising sepsis – and today (13th September) you can continue this good work by joining the online conversation and raising awareness of this life-threatening condition.

Add your voice to the thousands of others by tweeting and following #WorldSepsisDay on Twitter and sharing World Sepsis Day and the UK Sepsis Trust’s Facebook posts.

Tracy Nicholls, Head of Clinical Quality, will be speaking about spotting paediatric sepsis at Kings College Hospital on Tuesday to mark the worldwide event.

With new NICE guidelines and revamped UK Sepsis Trust clinical toolkits, the Trust wants to continue to be a pioneer in recognising and treating sepsis, so want your ideas for the best way to communicate these to you – would a video be helpful? Would you like to hear about them in a podcast? Or would a new pocket card be useful? Please add your opinion in the comments section below and look out for more articles on sepsis soon.

Looking at how we’re doing

Throughout September our clinical audit team will also be diving into the detail on sepsis, auditing patient care records that fit the sepsis criteria. Please follow your pre-sepsis screening and action tool and treat accordingly; remember, document sepsis as the primary complaint, secondary to the source, e.g. Uro sepsis – UTI. The clinical code is A12, so please remember to document as such.

Look out for new sepsis toolkits coming soon – information will be appearing in a Need to Know article near you in the next few weeks…


Published 8th September, 2016; updated 13th September, 2016

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