Sepsis is a life threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs. Sepsis leads to shock, multiple organ failure and death especially if not recognised early and treated promptly.
It is highly likely that, across the UK, sepsis claims at least 46,000 lives every year, and it may be as high as 67,000. Risk factors for sepsis should always prompt a high suspicion of sepsis. Early intervention has been shown to save lives and reduce length of stay in hospital and the need for Critical Care admission.
Here at RCHT we promote early recognition and treatment of Sepsis. Patients are screened through our E-observation system at admission and throughout their stay.
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