Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Action needed to spot and stop sepsis, say nurses calling for national early-warning system for children

Action needed to spot and stop sepsis, say nurses calling for national early-warning system for children Health care staff and the public must be educated on the signs of sepsis to save tens of thousands of lives lost each year, nursing staff will say today.

Between 1,000 and 4,000 under-fives die of sepsis every year in the UK, according to the UK Sepsis Trust. Yet there is not currently a universal, nationally validated system to identify deterioration in child patients. Royal College of Nursing

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