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Sepsis: symptoms, causes and management

Sepsis: symptoms, causes and management

From this pharmacy CPD module on sepsis you will learn about:

  • The importance of being aware of the signs of sepsis and early treatment
  • The causes and consequences of sepsis; and when to refer
  • How pharmacists can support patients, raise awareness and reduce the risk of sepsis

Download the module including the five-minute test here.

In 2017, the then health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, announced plans to increase awareness of sepsis. “Every death from sepsis is a tragedy, yet too often the warning signs are missed,” he said. The statistics support Mr Hunt's view – as many as 260,000 people in the UK develop sepsis each year and it is responsible for an estimated 44,000 deaths

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