We are proud to announce that after speaking with Dr Ron Daniels BEMCEO-
UK Sepsis Trust Chief Executive -
Global Sepsis Alliance -
Clinical Adviser (Sepsis) to WHO -
We have agreed to assist the UK SEPSIS TRUST in their quest to raise awareness of SEPSIS through adding awareness stickers to our products nationwide and worldwide.
Ron agrees that collaborating in this way can only help raise awareness and get more people thinking could this be SEPSIS.
Whilst doing this we hope to help our home patients, family members and friends spot the signs of infection and the early signs of SEPSIS so they can be treated promptly.
Dialytic UK are very proud and honoured to work with the UK SEPSIS TRUST as it holds very strong links to us and our reasons for being involved with the Renal sector.
Please share this post to help raise awareness and read on to learn more about SEPSIS.
People in the UK lose their lives to sepsis every year.
EVERY 3.5 SECONDS
Someone in the world dies from sepsis.
Direct cause of death in UK pregnancies.
HOW DO I SPOT SEPSIS?
Sepsis could occur as the result of any infection.
There is no one sign for sepsis.
Sepsis is a serious condition that can initially look like flu, gastroenteritis or a chest infection.
Seek medical help urgently if you develop any of the following:
Slurred speech or confusion
Extreme shivering or muscle pain
Passing no urine (in a day)
Severe breathlessnessIt feels like you’re going to die
Skin mottled or discoloured
SEPSIS IN CHILDREN
If your child is unwell with either a fever or very low temperature (or has had a fever in the last 24 hours), just ask: could it be sepsis?
Any child who:
– Is breathing very fast
– Has a ‘fit’ or convulsion
– Looks mottled, bluish, or pale
– Has a rash that does not fade when you press it
– Is very lethargic or difficult to wake
– Feels abnormally cold to touch
Might have sepsis. Call 999 and just ask: could it be sepsis?
Any child under 5 who:
– Is not feeding
– Is vomiting repeatedly
– Hasn’t had a wee or wet nappy for 12 hours
Might have sepsis. If you’re worried they’re deteriorating call 111 or see your GP.
THE SEPSIS SIX
The Sepsis Six was developed by founders of the UK Sepsis Trust in 2005 as an operational solution to a set of complex yet robust guidelines developed by the International Surviving Sepsis Campaign. It has since spread to use in more than 30 countries.
GIVE 02 TO KEEP SATS ABOVE 94%
TAKE BLOOD CULTURES
GIVE IV ANTIBIOTICS
GIVE A FLUID CHALLENGE
MEASURE URINE OUTPUT
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