Examples of clinical assessment tools

Below is an example of a clinical tool in response to draft version of the forthcoming NICE guidelines on sepsis, which we've developed in consultation with a variety of stakeholders. It is available to pilot, but ensure this is an organisational decision in your working environment, patient safety is paramount. Also below you'll find our position statement regarding 'Sepsis-3', the new international definition of sepsis, and its limitations.

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Draft Inpatient Sepsis Screening & Action Tool Interim Statement - New Definitions

Paediatric Pocket Guide for Parents

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What is Sepsis & how do I spot it Child Symptoms and what to look for

Ambulance Service Toolkit

Developed with the College of Paramedics. Frequently the first point of contact, this toolkit will help with design and delivery of prehospital sepsis recognition and management.

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Executive Summary Screening Toolkit

Acute Medical Unit Toolkit

The Royal College of Physicians have worked with us to produce this toolkit aimed at Acute Medical Units and those working in them, with suggested standards.

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Executive Summary Screening Toolkit

General Practice Toolkit

We've collaborated with the Royal College of General Practitioners to produce this practical guide to and suggested standards for sepsis recognition and management in the community.

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Executive Summary Screening Toolkit

Acute Paediatric Toolkit

We've collaborated with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health to produce this practical guide for suggested standards for sepsis recognition and management in paediatrics.

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Paediatric Sepsis 6 Clinical Toolkit 6: Emergency Dept management of Paediatrics Executive Summary: Emergency Dept management of Paediatrics

Blood Cultures

This clinical toolkit has been developed around existing Public Health England (PHE) Standards for Microbiology Investigation (SMI B37) Investigation of Blood Cultures (for Organisms other than Mycobacterium species)1. This clinical toolkit has been developed around existing Public Health England (PHE) Standards for Microbiology Investigation (SMI B37) Investigation of Blood Cultures (for Organisms other than Mycobacterium species)1.                  

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Laboratory handling and reporting of blood cultures

General Ward Toolkit

The Royal College of Nursing have worked with us to produce this toolkit providing operational solutions to ‘general ward’ sepsis recognition and management, with suggested standards.

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Executive Summary Screening Toolkit

Toolkit Appendices

These documents are fully compatible with all of our clinical toolkits. They provide additional background information, further reading and practical suggestions for driving change.

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Red Flag Sepsis Implementing Change RCP News Human Factors

Emergency Medicine Toolkit

Produced in collaboration with the College of Emergency Medicine, this toolkit provides operational solutions to ED sepsis recognition and management, with suggested standards.

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Executive Summary Screening Toolkit