CPFT joins fight to stop sepsis

Information available to patients, visitors and staff across all Trust buildings

CPFT joins fight to stop sepsis
12 September 2017

 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is joining the campaign to raise awareness of sepsis.

The community care and mental health provider is backing World Sepsis Day taking place on Wednesday (13 Sept), the campaign to recognise, treat and prevent the condition.

Sepsis is the leading cause of death from infection around the world, despite advances in modern medicine like vaccines, antibiotics, and acute care. Millions of people around the world die of sepsis every year.

Information for service-users and staff about the dangers of sepsis will be on display at buildings across the Trust.

June Murrell, Sepsis Lead for CPFT (pictured), said: “I want everyone – whether they are a member of staff, a patient or service-user, or a visitor to the Trust – to be aware of sepsis, how they spot it and how it can be treated.

“Sepsis is preventable and treatable but it’s all about early recognition. Our community teams who work with people in their own homes are vital in identifying anyone with sepsis.

“While we can’t treat it at CPFT we can all learn how to advise people to seek professional help at an acute hospital as soon as possible.”

According to the Sepsis UK website, adults should seek medical help urgently if they develop any or one of the following:

• Slurred speech or confusion
• Extreme shivering or muscle pain
• Passing no urine (in a day)
• Severe breathlessness
• It feels like you’re going to die
• Skin mottled or discoloured

Further information can be found at the Sepsis UK website: https://sepsistrust.org

ENDS

For more information contact

Andy Burrows
Media and Marketing Manager
E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk
T 01223 219467

 

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