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THINK SEPSIS: The identification and management of sepsis in primary care

Identifying and managing sepsis in primary care is an important measure in reducing deaths.

70% of sepsis cases develop within primary care.  This e-learning module addresses the high risk areas for the early identification and management of sepsis. The introductory overview first session is aimed at all clinical staff that work in primary care.  The remaining sessions on diagnosing sepsis in adults, children, elderly and complex issues such as maternity and neutropenia are primarily aimed at General Practitioners.  

The e-learning module, consists of the following five sessions:

  • Session 1 - Overview of Sepsis

  • Session 2 - Adult Sepsis

  • Session 3 - Childhood Sepsis

  • Session 4 - Complex Sepsis Issues and Future Development

  • Session 5 - Sepsis, Care Homes and the Frail Elderly

The sessions reflect the latest NICE Guidelines ‘Sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early managementpublished July 2016.

 

See ‘How to Access’ to find out how to view the e-learning.

 

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has developed a sepsis toolkit to support GPs and healthcare professionals to identify and manage the condition in patients. This toolkit has been designed to help GPs and other healthcare professionals in primary care tackle this challenge with a series of educational materials, up-to-date guidance and training resources.

An innovative interactive film, Project Transform,  which helps all healthcare professionals understand the common factors that may delay or hinder the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis, and therefore spot and treat sepsis earlier is also available. Created by the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in conjunction with The Health Foundation, the UK Sepsis Trust and HEE, the film explores the features that make the diagnosis of sepsis difficult, the use of safety netting and empowering the most junior members of the team. We hope that this film will increase awareness of sepsis and the signs, to help staff diagnose and treat sepsis earlier.

THINK SEPSIS: Identifying and managing sepsis in paediatrics

This film explores the key points to consider in diagnosing and managing sepsis and refers to a patient story, presented by the parents of Maude Watkins who died of sepsis aged three.

Maude’s parents Jason (who is an actor in real life) and Clara share their experience of the traumatic loss of their dear daughter to sepsis, and provide a useful point of reflection for healthcare professionals on how they can ensure the appropriate and prompt recognition and management of sepsis in children. Their story also provides an important insight and reflection on the impact on families from the loss of a beloved member. The film is an entry point to resources that all paediatricians and GPs are recommended to look at relating to sepsis in children.

 

Learning resources

The following resources have been identified as useful for those needing more information about sepsis. They are categorised as follows:

 

Practical resources for clinicians to share with patients and carers (as part of safety-netting) – home setting

NHS Choices:

 

Practical resources for clinicians to share with patients and carers (as part of safety-netting) – hospital / secondary care

Recognition of early sepsis 

  • UKST – Sepsis card 

  • UKST Spotting sepsis in children leaflet – Sepsis Assessment and Management (SAM)

  • MRF: Algorithms for Management of Meningococcal Disease and Bacterial Meningitis in Children and Young People  

  • KSS Parent info sheets for sick children – e-LfH or SESCN

 

Practical resources for clinicians to share with patients and carers (as part of safety-netting) – primary care

Recognition of early sepsis - assessment of sick children

 

Educational resources for healthcare workers – primary care

Consultation matters

  • Re-ACT  Talks: The Effect of Criticism on Parents with Sick Children by Dr Sarah Neill

Recognition of early sepsis - assessment of sick children

Safety-netting

 

Educational resources for healthcare workers – secondary care

Recognition of early sepsis

  • Re-ACT Talks: Spotting Sepsis in the Sick Child by Dr Jeremy Tong 

Sepsis pathways

 

 

THINK SEPSIS in paediatrics

The following resources have been identified as useful for those needing more information about sepsis. They are categorised as follows:

 

Practical resources for clinicians to share with patients and carers (as part of safety-netting) – home setting

NHS Choices:

 

Practical resources for clinicians to share with patients and carers (as part of safety-netting) – hospital / secondary care

Recognition of early sepsis 

  • UKST – Sepsis card 

  • UKST Spotting sepsis in children leaflet – Sepsis Assessment and Management (SAM)

  • MRF: Algorithms for Management of Meningococcal Disease and Bacterial Meningitis in Children and Young People  

  • KSS Parent info sheets for sick children – e-LfH or SESCN

 

Practical resources for clinicians to share with patients and carers (as part of safety-netting) – primary care

Recognition of early sepsis - assessment of sick children

 

Educational resources for healthcare workers – primary care

Consultation matters

  • Re-ACT  Talks: The Effect of Criticism on Parents with Sick Children by Dr Sarah Neill

Recognition of early sepsis - assessment of sick children

Safety-netting

 

Educational resources for healthcare workers – secondary care

Recognition of early sepsis

  • Re-ACT Talks: Spotting Sepsis in the Sick Child by Dr Jeremy Tong 

Sepsis pathways

 

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