Public health talk - recognising sepsisThe next presentation in the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's Public Health Talk series for local residents will focus on sepsis, often referred to as septicaemia or blood poisoning. It is being held on Thursday, June 7 at the Great Western Hospital Academy at 6pm.
In an informal presentation, Nicola DeVeaux, Acute Sepsis and Kidney injury (ASK Team) Lead Nurse will share important information and advice about sepsis, what causes it and how to spot it quickly.
This comes as the GWH ASK specialist nursing team focuses on improving the recognition and management of patients with the condition. The team has achieved a significant improvement in mortality rates, time to treatment and screening for the condition, with eighty per cent of patients identified with sepsis at GWH making a full recovery.
GWH is now considered one of the top Trusts in the country for rapidly identifying and treating the condition.
Sepsis is still responsible for 44,000 deaths every year in the UK and can be difficult to diagnose as the symptoms are similar to those of many other conditions.
Anyone attending the talk should go to The Academy at the Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 6BB. For more information on sepsis, visit the Sepsis Trust website.