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Clinical TOOLS

To support a standard approach to spotting and managing sepsis across our countries, UKST has created a series of clinical tools and learning resources which are free to use.

The clinical tools, each developed in collaboration with College experts and NICE and supported by NHS England, provide a blueprint for excellent sepsis care.

The narrative Toolkits, though some pre-date NICE NG51, provide further explanation.

Out of Hours (OOH)/ Telephone triage

Screening and Action Tool for under-5s

Use these tools for OOH and telephone triage for all children aged 0-4.

Screening and Action Tool for children aged 5-11

Use these tools for OOH and telephone triage for all children aged 5 to 11.

Screening and Action Tool for adults and children and young people 12 years and over

Use these tools for OOH and telephone triage for all patients aged 12 and over.

Screening and Action Tool for use in pregnancy

Use these tools for OOH and telephone triage for all women who are pregnant, or who have given birth in the last 6 weeks.

Narrative toolkit

Developed with Integrated Care 24 (IC24), this document describes how to identify warning signs remotely including a helpful workbook for staff, and sets out a blueprint for excellence in sepsis care.

Community Services

Screening and Action Tool for Community Carers

This tool is designed for carers of adults in the community who are not formally trained as health professionals.

Screening and Action Tool for Community Nurses

This tool is for use by Community Nurses caring for adults.

Screening and Action Tool for Community Midwives

This tool is for use by Community Midwives caring for patients during pregnancy or who are within 6 weeks after giving birth.

General Practice

Screening and Action Tool for under-5s

Use these tools in General Practice for all children aged 0-4.

Screening and Action Tool for children aged 5-11

Use these tools in General Practice for all children aged 5 to 11.

Screening and Action Tool for adults and children and young people 12 years and over.

Use these tools in General Practice for all patients aged 12 and over.

Screening and Action Tool for use in pregnancy.

Use these tools in General Practice for all women who are pregnant, or who have given birth in the last 6 weeks.

Narrative toolkit

Developed with representatives of the RCGP, this document describes the origin of Red Flag sepsis and the Sepsis Six, and sets out a blueprint for excellence in sepsis care.

Prehospital care/ Ambulance Services

Screening and Action Tool for under-5s

Use this tool in the prehospital environment for all children aged 0-4.

Screening and Action Tool for children aged 5-11

Use this tool in the prehospital environment for all children aged 5 to 11.

Screening and Action Tool for adults and children and young people 12 years and over

Use this tool in the prehospital environment for all patients aged 12 and over.

Screening and Action Tool for use in pregnancy

Use this tool in the prehospital environment for all women who are pregnant, or who have given birth in the last 6 weeks.

Narrative toolkit

Developed with the College of Paramedics, this document describes the origin of Red Flag sepsis and the Sepsis Six, and sets out a blueprint for excellence in sepsis care.

Emergency Medicine and Acute Medical Units

Screening and Action Tool for under-5s

Use this tool at access points to acute hospitals for all children aged 0-4.

Screening and Action Tool for children aged 5-11

Use this tool at access points to acute hospitals for all children aged 5 to 11.

Screening and Action Tool for adults and children and young people 12 years and over

Use this tool at access points to acute hospitals for all patients aged 12 and over.

Screening and Action Tool for use in pregnancy

Use this tool at access points to acute hospitals for all women who are pregnant, or who have given birth in the last 6 weeks.

Narrative toolkit

Developed in 2015 with the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, this document describes the origin of Red Flag sepsis and the Sepsis Six, and sets out a blueprint for excellence in sepsis care.

Acute hospital inpatients

Screening and Action Tool for under-5s

Use this tool for all children aged 0-4 who are inpatients in an acute hospital.

Screening and Action Tool for children aged 5-11

Use this tool for all children aged 5-11 who are inpatients in an acute hospital.

Screening and Action Tool for adults and children and young people 12 years and over

Use this tool for all patients aged 12 and over who are inpatients in an acute hospital.

Screening and Action Tool for use in pregnancy

Use this tool for all women who are pregnant, or who have given birth in the last 6 weeks, who are inpatients in an acute hospital.

Narrative toolkit

Developed in 2015 with the Royal College of Physicians, this document describes the origin of Red Flag sepsis and the Sepsis Six, and sets out a blueprint for excellence in sepsis care.

Laboratory Services

Blood cultures toolkit

Describes excellence in access to laboratory services, and in the transport, handling and reporting of microbiology results.

Dental Services

Decision Support Tool For Primary Dental Care for children and young people aged under 5

Use this tool for all children aged 0-4 who are assessed in a Primary Care setting by a Dental Practitioner.

Decision Support Tool For Primary Dental Care for children and young people aged 5-11

Use this tool for all children aged 5-11 who are assessed in a Primary Care setting by a Dental Practitioner.

Decision Support Tool For Primary Dental Care for adults and children and young people 12 years and over

Use this tool for all patients aged 12 and over who are assessed in a Primary Care setting by a Dental Practitioner.

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