Familiarity with the sepsis protocol is vital for all nursing staff
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Familiarity with the sepsis protocol is vital for all nursing staff

Tricia Scott Consultant editor, Emergency Nurse

Sepsis is the immune system’s overreaction to an infection, which can lead to organ failure if it is not treated swiftly – and is a major cause of death worldwide. In the UK, sepsis kills 52,000 people annually and missed opportunities to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms early can have dire consequences.

Emergency Nurse. 27, 5, 5-5. doi: 10.7748/en.27.5.5.s1

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