‘I want to empower students to advocate for their patients’
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‘I want to empower students to advocate for their patients’

Katie Dutton’s determination to turn her personal experience of sepsis into an awareness campaign targeting the next generation of nurses has earned her the Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award

‘Three years ago I was given a 15% chance of survival after contracting sepsis in hospital,’ says nursing student Katie Dutton. ‘My PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) line was left in for too long, my arm was infected and the signs were not spotted quickly enough.

Nursing Standard. 33, 4,30-31. doi: 10.7748/ns.33.4.30.s15

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