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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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If you see any of these signs call 999 or go to A&E and ask: “Could it be Sepsis?”
If you spot any of these signs, call 111 or see your GP and just ask: “could it be sepsis?”