Spread­ing the word about killer con­di­tion

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

STAFF at Mac­cles­field Hos­pi­tal have been work­ing hard to raise aware­ness about the life-threat­en­ing con­di­tion sep­sis.

Sep­sis arises when the body’s re­sponse to an in­fec­tion in­jures its own tis­sues and or­gans, and can lead to shock, mul­ti­ple or­gan fail­ure and death, es­pe­cially if not recog­nised early and treated promptly.

A stand in the hos­pi­tal re­cep­tion in­cluded staff on hand to of­fer ad­vice, in­for­ma­tion and ed­u­ca­tion on how to spot, stop and beat sep­sis.

Mem­bers of the trust’s re­cently-formed Sep­sis Steer­ing Group have also been selling cakes with pro­ceeds go­ing to­wards in­ter­nal sep­sis-re­lated re­sources.

Dr Micayla Telfer, based at the hos­pi­tal, said: “The Sep­sis Steer­ing Group in­volves clin­i­cal ex­pert leads and has been set up to drive the sep­sis cam­paign for­ward.

“The aim of the group is to de­velop, shape and ad­vance sus­tain­able best prac­tice. The trust’s ‘Sep­sis 6 Care Bun­dle’ re­mains a key tool in screen­ing for sep­sis and aid­ing the time­li­ness of iden­ti­fi­ca­tion, screen­ing and treat­ing the sep­tic pa­tient.”

For more in­for­ma­tion go to eastcheshire.nhs.uk.

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