Working Together To Beat Sepsis
The Chief Executive of the UK Sepsis Trust Ron Daniels talks about improving patient outcomes through collaboration and how a united commitment across professions is the best way to tackle the life-threatening disease that kills 37,000 people annually
This year, just 12 months after the adoption of a Resolution on Sepsis, The World Health Organisation (WHO) chose to feature sepsis in their annual ‘Clean Your Hands’ campaign.
The WHO advised health professionals around the world; ‘It’s in your hands to prevent sepsis’.
Ron Daniels says "We health professionals do indeed have it ‘in our hands’ to prevent some cases of sepsis – not only through hand hygiene, but also through examining every aspect of our infection prevention practice. We can identify and educate high risk patients, and play our part in encouraging public uptake of appropriate vaccinations.
However, with 75% of cases of sepsis arising in the community, and with the sheer scale of the problem, we have to do much more."
Sepsis affects at least 200,000 people in England every year, claiming more than 37,000 lives.
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Source: NHS England 25th June 2018
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