WSLHD has marked World Sepsis Day 2017 – 13 September.
This year, the focus is on sepsis detection for maternal and newborn health.
WSLHD has implemented the maternal and newborn sepsis pathways from the Clinical Excellence Commission, with the aim of supporting clinicians to think about sepsis when they recognise a deteriorating patient and treat sepsis as a medical emergency.
Neonatal sepsis occurs in one to eight per 1000 live births, with the highest incidence occurring among infants of very low birth weight and gestation.
Consequences of untreated sepsis are devastating – that’s why treatment is so important!
Staff across our hospitals have shown their support for sepsis detection – nice work teams!