Sepsis: what nurses are now required to do
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Sepsis: what nurses are now required to do

Erin Dean Health writer

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Sepsis, which claims 52,000 lives a year in the UK, occurs when the body has an abnormal immune response to an infection, which causes organs to start failing. Sepsis can be triggered by any infection, but most commonly it occurs in response to bacterial infections of the lungs, urinary tract, abdominal organs or skin and soft tissues. It can be difficult to spot because symptoms can also indicate less serious conditions, but early treatment is vital.

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