Updated by Dr Ron Daniels (Founder and Executive Clinical Director – UK Sepsis Trust) and Oliver Jones (Support Nurse – UK Sepsis Trust) in November 2020


Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs. This module focuses on the identification of sepsis within a care or community setting, the correct actions to take and how you can save lives.

This module is recommended for all careworkers. Users may wish to complete the Introduction to Sepsis module to gain initial awareness of sepsis before undertaking this learning.

Course Objectives

  • Define sepsis and recognise the importance of early recognition in residents/patients
  • Identify individuals who have a higher risk of developing sepsis
  • Understand that residents who have signs/symptoms of sepsis (non-Red Flag) require prompt escalation of care to 111 services/GP
  • Understand that, in many cases, residents who have features of Red Flag sepsis require urgent escalation of care to 999 ambulance services
  • Understand the importance of learning for improvement
  • Recognise what factors can reduce the risk of sepsis
  • Understand appropriate escalation of care

On successful completion of the assessment at the end of the module, you will be able to download a UK Sepsis Trust certificate.

For organisations wishing to host this content on their own Learning Management System, this module can be provided in SCORM or TinCan/xAPI format. For further details, please request a quote using the Contact page.

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