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.
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.
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.