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Overview of the incidence, early identification and management of sepsis

Ward, C and Morrell-Scott, NE (2018) Overview of the incidence, early identification and management of sepsis. Nursing Standard, 32 (25). pp. 41-46. ISSN 0029-6570

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Abstract

Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition that is triggered by an infection. Sepsis is an urgent public health issue globally, and is one of the leading causes of death in emergency departments and hospitals. However, consensus definitions of sepsis are imprecise and the incidence and costs of the condition are thought to be underestimated. This article discusses the incidence of sepsis globally and nationally, and the effects of the condition. It emphasises the early identification and effective management of sepsis, which remain crucial to improving patient outcomes such as morbidity and mortality. It also outlines the nurse’s role in providing sepsis care.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted version of the following article published in: Nursing Standard, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.7748/ns.2018.e10602
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: School of Nursing & Allied Health
Publisher: RCN Publishing
Date Deposited: 15 May 2018 10:52
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2018 15:55
DOI or Identification number: 10.7748/ns.2018.e10602
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8669

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