OUT OF HOURS (OOH)/ TELEPHONE TRIAGE SCREENING AND ACTION TOOLS

On 12th May 2022, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges issued new guidance for the UK on the recognition and management of sepsis, with particular emphasis of the timing of antimicrobial therapy with view to minimising the impact on AMR. Our new clinical tools, listed below, include tools which reflect this guidance for clinical areas using NEWS2 or the national paediatric early warning score (PEWS).

Together with our additional resources and series of e-Learning modules we can work towards a standard approach to spotting and managing sepsis – saving thousands more lives a year in the UK alone.

Screening and Action Tool tool for under 5s

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

Screening and Action Tool tool for ages 5 – 11

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

Screening and Action Tool tool for adults, children, and young people 12 years and older

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

Screening and Action Tool 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.

Sepsis Manual - 6th Edition

Edited by Dr Ron Daniels and Dr Tim Nutbeam, the Sepsis Manual provides detailed education free of charge for every healthcare professional in the UK.
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The United Kingdom Sepsis Trust’s tools are available for download and – if required –modification. By downloading and using these tools, you indicate that you understand and agree with these following terms of use:

  • That these tools will sit within and under your local clinical governance processes. Your organisation (and you as their representative) should ensure that these tools are approved for use according to your local governance processes
  • These tools are intended to aid with clinical decision-making and application of appropriate treatments. When they are introduced within an organisation, they should be supported by an appropriate training, education and support package. Implementation should be audited to ensure compliance and safety
  • Users of these tools, if they are modified locally, are strongly recommended to invite local peer review against the UKST tools to confirm that the information contained within them is correct. The authors accept no responsibility for any inaccuracies, information perceived as misleading, or the success or failure of any treatment regimen detailed in the screening tools
  • These tools are updated regularly. Your organisation needs to ensure that they use the latest version of the tool. By submitting your e-mail address we will ensure that you are on our mailing list to be informed whenever our tools are updated
  • In joining our mailing list, you confirm your agreement to amend any locally modified tool to compliance with the latest version of the UKST tools at the earliest opportunity
  • The tools that are NICE accredited cannot be modified (other than adding your organisations logo / IQR / document number). If modification occurs the tool is no longer NICE accredited
  • Some of our tools are NOT NICE accredited. These tools are clearly labelled as such
  • UKST can help with the modification of the tools for local application . Please contact us on  info@sepsistrust.org to begin this discussion. If considering this, please be aware:
  1. Responsibility for pathway contents, clinical governance, audit and delivery of clinical care lies solely with the provider
  2. The provider understands that any modified pathway is not NICE approved
  3. All tools based on any UKST website content, subsequent versions of the UKST tools or utilise the ‘Sepsis Six’ should include appropriate accreditation “Tools based on design and content from the United Kingdom Sepsis Trust”, and feature the UKST logo.
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