Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Medically, Sepsis is your body’s immune system overresponding to an infection.
In February last year, PCH’s Chairman David Arnold sadly passed away due to Sepsis. On this first anniversary, we thought we’d share links to the Sepsis Trust to increase awareness.
The Sepsis Trust is working to saves lives and improve outcomes for survivors. They raise public awareness, educate the public and support those affected by sepsis.
During our Devon Care Kitemark conference last year, Pippa Richards – Lead Nurse for sepsis at Musgrove Park Hospital shared a simple video which is available on YouTube, it’s worth a watch, taking only 5 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGfC82UnOH8
The UK Sepsis Trust share sepsis screening and action tools for community nurses and care assistants. The tools are available to view in all our homes.
We already have had PCH staff rightly seek medical help for residents suspecting sepsis. We hope that increased awareness “Just ask: Could it be Sepsis” will save others and help prevent death from sepsis.
If you would like to join the UK Sepsis Trust’s current campaign “Streets Against Sepsis” please visit their website: https://sepsistrust.org We will be raising money for the UK Sepsis Trust during 2019 and will let you know further details in due course.