How we respond to Sepsis

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What is Sepsis? 

Severe sepsis, also known as septicaemia or blood poisoning, is the body's reaction to an infection and means your body attacks its own organs and tissues. If severe sepsis is not spotted and treated quickly, it can rapidly lead to organ failure and death. 

How do we respond to Sepsis? 

Our staff will use the National Early warning Scoring System (NEWS 2) when assessing the patient.  If Sepsis is identified, treatment may include oxygen, fluids and drugs.  we will also urgently convey the patient to hospital for further treatment.