The U.K Sepsis Trust has very few overheads or administrative costs. Every penny received will be used in the fight against sepsis.
What your donations will help us achieve.
To date, we have trained over 5,000 workers, but many more need to know how important it is to treat sepsis quickly!
Until sepsis becomes a household word, public expectations of the care their loved ones should receive if they present with sepsis will not change.
We will provide information leaflets to patients and relatives, work with printed, digital and visual media organisations to raise the public profile of sepsis, and commission public relations persons to co-ordinate a visible and credible message.
The reliability of treatment for sepsis has to get better. It is currently a lottery whether a patient will receive the right treatment in time.
Awareness and early recognition of sepsis underpin the delivery of the right treatment at the right time. Recognition is not easy. We will invest in projects to teach clinicians and nurses to recognise sepsis earlier, including education, process mapping and the use of information technology to aid early identification.
As we grow, we hope to be able to support research into early recognition of the condition and development of new treatments.
The simplest treatments, like getting the right antibiotic and intravenous fluids, can make the biggest difference.
We will continue to promote the use of the simple 'Sepsis Six' care bundle and the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines. Research has shown that delivery of the Sepsis Six within one hour can reduce the risk of death by as much as one half.
For the UK, we estimate that up to 15,000 more people's lives can be saved each year. Just as importantly, timely recognition and treatment can reduce a patients hospital duration and the time they spend recovering.