General practice management of sepsis

The UK Sepsis Trust


Sepsis is a complex condition and its presentation is variable. It is responsible for 37,000 deaths annually in the UK and severe sepsis has a five-fold higher mortality than ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction or stroke

In primary care, the lack of laboratory services limits our ability to distinguish between sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock in many cases. It is essential that sepsis is recognised early for the patient to reach hospital soon enough to avoid serious complication or death.

This Guidelines summary covers red flag signs, exemplar standards for management, and includes a screening and action tool algorithm.


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