How to identify and act on sepsis among care home residents
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How to identify and act on sepsis among care home residents

Erin Dean Health journalist

Older people in care homes are at higher risk of sepsis but there are tools to help nurses spot the signs and symptoms, and protect this vulnerable group

Advanced age and increased exposure to sources of infection mean older people in care homes face an almost perfect storm of factors putting them at higher risk of sepsis.

Nursing Older People. 34, 2, 6-8. doi: 10.7748/nop.34.2.6.s2

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