Sepsis Awareness for people with caring duties
- 1 hour on-demand video
- 13 articles
- 1 downloadable resource
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Students will learn about sepsis and build their awareness of this life threatening state, they will learn the signs, symptoms and actions they must take to obtain rapid treatment for their patient/resident in their care.
- Students need access to computer and internet facilities to complete this course. Students will have found the Infection control and prevention course a useful precursory learning tool to this course.
Sepsis is an infection of the blood, it affects all organs of the body and can cause multiple organ failure and death' sepsis, if untreated quickly, poses a high risk of death to the patient, and rapid and appropriate treatment is vital to save the patients life.
The NHS Health Education, England tells us that
'there are an estimated 123,000 cases of sepsis per year in England, and around 36,800 associated deaths. In many cases however, sepsis is avoidable and treatable and early identification is key to successfully treating sepsis'.
Globally this is an issue that requires everyone's attention and is vital learning to ensure rapid treatment for patient survival and best health outcomes. However there are many preventative measures people can take to reduce their risk of developing sepsis but this is no guarantee.
In this course we will cover:
A brief history of sepsis
What is sepsis? and here we take a digression to look at the cytokine storm in brief
Epidemiology and Demographics - the shocking statistics
Identifying Sepsis – Children and Adults
Identifying Sepsis – Under 5 and the elderly
This course provides lifetime access to the recorded and written materials, that you can watch and read in your own time and at a pace that suits your lifestyle and work arrangements. This course is accessible globally and anytime day or night.
- Students who are interested in healthcare, students who are healthcare professionals or informal carers will find this course useful and informative in their personal development and to support their care giving role.