Tackling sepsis?

Sepsis deaths in hospital rise by more than a third in two years

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Sepsis: Symptoms, Effects, and Causes

Sepsis is a life-threatening illness caused by your body's response to an infection. Your immune system protects you from many illnesses and infections, but it's also possible for it to go into overdrive in response to an infection.

Sepsis develops when the chemicals the immune system releases into the bloodstream to fight an infection cause inflammation throughout the entire body instead. Severe cases of sepsis can lead to septic shock, which is a medical emergency.

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Improving diagnosis and treatment of sepsis - Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

NHS England has recognised the Royal Cornwall Hospitals as one of the NHS trusts seeing greatest improvement in timely identification and treatment of sepsis.

"There's no doubt we are doing much better," says Helen Winn, RCHT's lead nurse for sepsis. "Our improved performance reflects the growing awareness not only among staff but among the public, too, where are now seeing them increasingly consider 'could it be sepsis'. I am really proud of what's been achieved. In exceptionally busy times, it shows our clinical teams are doing things right, being aware and making it happen.

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