It is more common in the very young, the elderly or those with a weakened immune system. Not every infection progresses to Sepsis but don’t be afraid to ask...‘Could this be Sepsis?’
Internationally, approaches to sepsis management care based on early recognition of sepsis with resuscitation and timely referral to critical care have reported reductions in mortality from severe sepsis/septic shock in the order of 20-30%.
This website supports the implementation of Sepsis Management: National Clinical Guideline No. 6, which was quality assured by the National Clinical Effectiveness Committee (NCEC) and launched by the Minister for Health in November 2014.
Sepsis Awareness videos - adults
Sepsis Awareness videos - children
National Sepsis ELearning Programme
The National Sepsis elearning programme was launched at the 3rd National Sepsis Summit September 2016, see www.hseland.ie to complete the programme.