Sepsis: Signs, Symptoms and qSOFA

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Sepsis is an overactive response to an infection causing the body to damage its own organs and tissue. It is a life-threatening medical emergency that can lead to septic shock, multiple organ failure and potentially death, affecting approximately 30 million people globally every year.

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How does a patient die from sepsis? What happens to their body, vessels and organs? When someone experiences an infection, every cell of their body is compromised. With the right clinical assessment skills and knowledge it is possible to identify sepsis early and save lives.

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Sally Moyle is a rehabilitation nurse educator with Epworth HealthCare. She has completed her masters of nursing (clinical nursing and teaching) and has experience in many nursing sectors including rehabilitation, orthopaedic, neurosurgery, emergency, aged care and general surgery. Sally is passionate about education in nursing in order to produce the best nurses possible.
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Stella Warrior
17 May 2020
Very good information
Kerry Cooper
12 May 2020
Succinct and informative
Sharon Taylor
28 May 2020
This was very informative and a great resource to refresh with.
Peer Asmussen
21 May 2020
Salome Costea
27 May 2020
Very informative
Katusha SMITH
11 May 2020
Fantastic addition to knowledge.
Sarah Batson
06 Jun 2020
Brief and to the point. All essential information highlighted and very informative.
Meagan Tierney
12 May 2020
This was a quick, easy to read article about recognising sepsis. Well written and full of useful information.
Peter Hudson
31 May 2022
Registered Nurse
Excellent brief summary
30 Sep 2021
This update is a quick amd easy way to update your existing knowledge on Sepsis which is a real requirement considering the amount of cases or potential cases needing an early diagnosis
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