‘Check me for sepsis, that’s all I ask’
Anne Hunt Sepsis lead nurse, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Kate Harding Creative practitioner, Hertfordshire Health Liaison Team
A deteriorating patient with a learning disability can present with the most common triggers for this deadly condition
Emergency nurses are accustomed to rapid identification and treatment of life-threatening medical emergencies, such as acute coronary syndrome and acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive airways disease. But these conditions are not the major causes of death among people with a learning disability.
Emergency Nurse. 27, 5, 11-11. doi: 10.7748/en.27.5.11.s9