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Improving Outcomes for Patients with Sepsis (NHS England / BBC News / Department of Health / PHE)

Summary There are 123,000 cases of sepsis every year in England, resulting in an estimated 37,000 deaths. NHS England’s latest action plan on sepsis is designed to help healthcare professionals (system-wide) to recognise and treat sepsis more promptly. The main … Continue reading

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Sepsis: Lives Could be Saved (BBC News / Health Service Ombudsman / UK Sepsis Trust / ICUsteps)

Summary A Health Service Ombudsman report indicates avoidable mortality in patients with sepsis, having found significant failings in treatment of the condition. Sepsis is caused by the body’s immune system overreacting to infection. It is more common in elderly people, and can be an extremely … Continue reading

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Standardised National System for Monitoring Vital Signs (BBC News / RCP / RCN / SIGN)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary A joint group of doctors and nurses suggests that moving to a standardised national bedside chart scheme, called the National Early … Continue reading

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