Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition, triggered by infection. It can be difficult to spot, but kills at least 48,000 people a year in the UK. For many patients, if sepsis is caught early, it can be easy to treat. With early diagnosis, we could save thousands more lives a year in the UK alone.
We urgently need the healthcare community to help us spot sepsis more easily. To support a standard approach to spotting and managing sepsis, UKST has created a series of free clinical tools and learning resources.