Sepsis: A Toolkit for Emergency Departments

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This clinical toolkit has been developed jointly by the College of Emergency Medicine and the UK Sepsis Trust. It is designed to provide operational solutions to the complexities challenging the reliable identification and management of sepsis.

The ED provides a key role in identifying patients with sepsis, followed by risk stratification for severe sepsis and septic shock, initiating resuscitation and treatment, and ensuring the correct onward management of patients identified with sepsis. This document provides tools and resources to support all of these interventions and suggests appropriate clinical pathways.

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