The manual will be available for anyone to download for free, and is launched today at the Trust’s third annual conference, Sepsis Unplugged.
The 120-page manual is edited by specialists Dr Ron Daniels and Dr Tim Nutbeam of the UK Sepsis Trust, and Health Education England (HEE) are in full support of the guide. It will be also be disseminated across HEE’s network of learners and is available for all NHS staff via the eLfH (e-learning for Healthcare) site.
The manual includes UKST’s ‘Sepsis Six’ pathway (which halves the risk of patients dying) and includes crucial instructions for treating the under-recognised Post-Sepsis Syndrome.
Dr Ron Daniels BEM, Chief Executive of the UK Sepsis Trust comments: “Education is one of the UK Sepsis Trust’s three core objectives, so we’re delighted to produce a manual that provides detailed education free of charge for every healthcare professional in the UK.
“Following commitments from Jeremy Hunt in 2017, we continue to urge the Department of Health to take decisive action. We need sepsis training to be mandatory for healthcare professionals across the NHS if we are to deliver consistent care and save the thousands of lives that are within our reach. In the meantime, UKST’s handbook will support other excellent resources made available by Health Education England.”
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The sepsis six and the severe sepsis resuscitation bundle: a prospective observational cohort study
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