Sepsis alert campaign could help save lives
THE five early signs of the potentially fatal condition sepsis will be highlighted in a new campaign.
The Scottish Government initiative will see posters displayed in pharmacies and adverts on radio, buses and Facebook.
It focuses on the often silent symptoms of sepsis, a rare but serious complication of an infection which without quick treatment can lead to multiple organ failure and death.
The five signs are a very high or low temperature, uncontrolled shivering, confusion, passing less urine than normal and blotchy or cold hands and feet.
Chief Medical Officer Catherine Calderwood said: “The key in treating sepsis is catching it quickly, so that is why it’s important to know the signs.”