Recognising sepsis - come and find out more

Posted: June 4, 2018

Free public talk, this Thursday (7 June) at 6.00pm

Our latest public health talk for local residents takes place at the Great Western Hospital (GWH) Academy on Thursday 7 June, at 6.00pm.

All are welcome, the talks are free, and there's no need to book.

This month, we're focussing on sepsis - often referred to as septicaemia or blood poisoning.

In an informal presentation, Nicola DeVeaux, Acute Sepsis and Kidney injury (ASK Team) Lead Nurse will share important information and advice about sepsis, what causes it, and how to spot it quickly. 

This comes as the GWH ASK specialist nursing team focuses on improving the recognition and management of patients with the condition.

The team has achieved a significant improvement in mortality rates, time to treatment and screening for the condition, with eighty per cent of patients identified with sepsis at GWH making a full recovery.

Subsequently, the Trust is now considered one of the top trusts in the country for rapidly identifying and treating the condition.
 
Sepsis is still responsible for 44,000 deaths every year in the UK and can be difficult to diagnose as the symptoms are similar to those of many other conditions.

With a combined focus from health care professionals and residents the Trust hopes that these improvements can continue.

Time and location

Thursday 7 June, 6.00pm

The Academy
Lower ground floor
Great Western Hospital

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