When should you screen children for sepsis?
James Ashton Sepsis nurse specialist, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, UK Sepsis Practitioner Forum
In the absence of a paediatric early warning score, it’s crucial emergency department nurses are aware of pre-existing conditions
Sepsis is defined as a ‘life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection’. The trouble with sepsis is that anyone with an infection could potentially become septic. There is no single sign, and symptoms vary. In the care of children this is even more difficult.
Emergency Nurse. 28, 4, 11-11. doi: 10.7748/en.28.4.11.s10
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