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Sepsis: Improving Practice during and beyond Covid-19

Wednesday 19 Jan 2022


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This conference focuses on ensuring early diagnosis and effective management of Sepsis with a particular focus on patients with Covid-19 and raising awareness of the risks of Sepsis in Covid-19 survivors.

245,000 people are affected by sepsis in the UK with at least 48,000 people losing their lives every year........The UK Sepsis Trust (UKST) estimates that close to 100,000 people are going to be discharged from hospital having had Covid-19 and, of these, 20% are likely to develop sepsis within the first 12 months

UK Sepsis Trust 2020

“Patient safety must never be taken for granted: the next challenge is always just around the corner. Sepsis remains a major challenge to healthcare, and is one of our biggest causes of unchecked deterioration and avoidable patient harm. The statistics concerning the number of patients affected by sepsis and the numbers of lives claimed are frightening."

Professor Sir Liam Donaldson, WHO Envoy for Patient Safety from the UK 2021

“Health systems that are resilient against sepsis and severe infection outside pandemics will be resilient against future pandemics.”

Niranjan ‘Tex’ Kissoon, President Global Sepsis Alliance 2021

Results of a new study into the after-effects of Covid-19 from the University of Michigan confirm the similarities between the recovery process of sepsis survivors and those who survive severe Covid-19.

“This new study confirms what we have strongly suspected since the start of the pandemic. Covid-19 is characterised in the seriously ill by an immune overreaction to the infection causing organ damage, exactly the same mechanism as in sepsis from other causes. We have stated for many months that the after-effects of Covid-19 are likely to be extremely similar to those of other patients who’ve survived sepsis, to the extent that we opened up our support team to survivors of Covid-19 back in March. This new study validates that stance, and supports our proposal that our skills in helping people recovering from sepsis are transferable.”

Dr Ron Daniels, The UK Sepsis Trust 2021

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve practice in the recognition and management of Sepsis
  • Reflect on the lived experience of a Sepsis Survivor
  • Understand Sepsis risk for Covid-19 survivors
  • Learn from outstanding practice in reducing mortality from Sepsis
  • Improve the way you recognize and respond to the deteriorating patient
  • Develop your skills in Sepsis Leadership
  • Understand how you can improve antibiotic prescribing for critically ill patients with suspected sepsis
  • Ensure you are meeting National Standards in ensuring early diagnosis and effective management of Sepsis
  • Develop the role of the sepsis nurse and sepsis champions
  • Understand how digital tools and alerts can improve practice
  • Reflect upon how outcomes can be improved and mortality reduced in sepsis patients
  • Consider the impact of antimicrobial resistance on the management of sepsis
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

100% of delegates who attended our July conference would recommend it to a colleague

84% of delegates who attended our July conference said it would have positive impact on patient care

Speakers Include:

Dr Ron Daniels

Sepsis The UK Sepsis Trust

John Welch

Consultant Nurse Critical Care
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Ms Jessica Tuffield

Patient Representative, Volunteer and Sepsis Survivor
The UK Sepsis Trust

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises and discussion.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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