Sepsis has overtaken VTE as the leading cause of mortality in women in or after pregnancy in the UK. Symptoms of sepsis may be less distinctive than in the non-pregnant population and therefore a high index of suspicion is necessary.
Sepsis is a commonly encountered problem and a major cause of mortality in 80% of children worldwide. Previously published pediatric sepsis guidelines were mostly applicable to developed countries; a perceived need for simple guidelines particularly applicable to resource-limited countries inspired the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) Intensive Care Chapter to formulate such guidelines.
Developed by the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, this document contains a series of protocols for the prevention and management of pressure ulcers in acute health care and community settings. Although focused on the USA they are a useful resource for teams in other countries planning on developing similar protocols.