Masterclass: Designing a Reliable Response to Sepsis
Thursday 20 October 2016
Hallam Conference Centre, London
“Sepsis can affect anyone at any time. It starts when the immune system overreacts to an infection and begins to damage the body itself, leading to organ failure and in some cases death. The UK Sepsis Trust estimates that there are around 150,000 cases of sepsis in the UK every year and it kills around 44,000 people per year.” NICE, July 2016
In July 2016 NICE published the ‘Sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management’ guidelines. The guideline will help healthcare professionals working in any NHS setting to recognise sepsis so they can provide early treatment. Dr Ron Daniels, chief executive of the UK Sepsis Trust welcomed the guideline as a chance to effect change and said: “We must act decisively to save many of the thousands of lives claimed every year.” NICE, July 2016
The facilitated by Dr Ron Daniels, chief executive of the UK Sepsis Trust this masterclass will explore evidence behind interventions, barriers to reliable delivery and solutions in the context of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines and the NEW NICE recommendations.
The roles of individual health professionals within acute hospitals, the community and the prehospital environment will be explored to aid understanding and planning of a system-wide response. The day will also outline national and global strategies to embed sepsis as a clinical priority for health systems.