Both Nursing Staff and Sepsis Survivors are Calling for an Investment in Training

Healthcare staff and the public need to be more educated on the signs of sepsis. Those who work in a nurse agency or even as part of a nursing recruitment agency will understand how devastating this can be, and even how many lives could be saved if certain changes could be made.

Around 1,000-4,000 children die of sepsis every single year. The problem is that there is not a universal or validated system to help people identify the deterioration in children. Of course, Dame Donna Kinnair who is the executive of RCN has stated that sepsis happens in a child so suddenly and that it is more than possible for you to see a child and think that they have a common cold. You may even send them home as a result, but within an hour, they come back with sepsis and all of the symptoms are very defined. The problem here is that when they have developed all of the symptoms, there is no way that they can come back from this, so it is important that this is sorted out as soon as possible.

Nurses are going to be calling for a nationwide rollout for the new system and they are also going to enable any signs of deterioration too. A patient’s condition needs to be identified and they also need to be acted on quickly too. Elements of the scheme are going to try and monitor a child’s condition and they are also going to check the blood pressure, saturation of oxygen, temperature and heart rate. Nursing staff at the college are now going to be hearing from sepsis survivors and they are also going to try and make sure that more is done about this. They are also going to try and train nurses to a much higher degree.

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