Identifying and managing sepsis in primary care is an important measure in reducing deaths.
70% of sepsis cases develop within primary care. This e-learning module address the high risks areas for the early identification and management of sepsis. The introductory overview first session is aimed at all clinical staff that work in primary care. The remaining sessions on diagnosing sepsis in adults, children elderly and complex issues such as maternity and netropenia are primarily aimed at GPs.
The e-learning module, consists of the following five sessions:
- Session 1 – Overview of Sepsis
- Session 2 – Adult Sepsis
- Session 3 – Childhood Sepsis
- Session 4 – Complex Sepsis Issues and Future Development
- Session 5 – Sepsis, Care Homes and the Frail Elderly
The sessions reflect the latest NICE Guidelines ‘Sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management‘; published in July 2016.
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), has developed a sepsis toolkit to support healthcare professionals to identify and manage the condition in patients. This toolkit has been designed to help professional in primary care tackle this challenge with a series of educational materials, up-to-date guidance and training resources.
An innovative interactive film, Project Transform, which helps all healthcare professionals understand the common factors that may delay or hinder the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis, and therefore spot and treat sepsis earlier is also available. Created by the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in conjunction with The Health Foundation, the UK Sepsis Trust and HEE, the film explores the features that make the diagnosis of sepsis difficult, the use of safety netting and empowering the most junior members of the team. We hope that this film will increase awareness of sepsis and the signs, to help staff diagnose and treat sepsis earlier.
The UK Sepsis Trust has developed learning resources that supports the training and education of all healthcare professionals on how to diagnose and treat sepsis effectively.