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Overview of the incidence, early identification and management of sepsis

14 February 2018

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition that is triggered by an infection. Sepsis is an urgent public health issue globally, and is one of the leading...

Neutropenic sepsis: prevention, identification and treatment

27 April 2016

Nursing Standard

CPD

Chemotherapy-induced neutropenia may result in significant physical, social and emotional consequences for patients receiving anticancer therapy....

A patient with sepsis: an evaluation of care

01 May 2009

Emergency Nurse

Feature

While undertaking an accident and emergency care course, the author was required to reflect critically on the care of a patient he had seen. This included the use of...

Importance of measuring lactate levels in children with sepsis

10 October 2017

Nursing Children and Young People

Evidence & practice

Sepsis is a major public health problem as well as one of the leading causes of preventable death in children because of failure to recognise the early signs and...

Improving management of sepsis in the community

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Sepsis is a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. Pathological changes in the circulation reduce the blood supply...

Severe sepsis in A&E

01 September 2005

Emergency Nurse

CPD

In this article, the author clarifies the definition of sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock, describes the physiological changes that occur and the initial...

Is fever after infection part of the illness or the cure?

09 March 2012

Emergency Nurse

Feature

An increase in temperature above the normal range of 35.6°C-38.2°C (Ryan and Levy 2003) can indicate the presence of infection or sepsis. When the body detects...

Meningococcal disease in children: case studies and discussion

05 July 2011

Emergency Nurse

Feature

This article is based on two case studies in which children with suspected meningococcal disease were brought to the author’s emergency department. It examines the...

Benefits of a network approach to managing neutropenic sepsis

03 June 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice

Feature

Aim This audit aimed to establish the frequency and pattern of cancer neutropenic admissions in a four-month period across the South West London Cancer Network....

Developments in the management of patients with sepsis

11 August 2009

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

Sepsis is associated with a high incidence of mortality and morbidity, however with appropriate strategies for monitoring and early targeted intervention mortality...