The UK SEPSIS TRUST
Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition, however it can be easily treated if caught early.
Symptoms of sepsis will present differently between adults and children. The information below is to help you identify the symptoms.
How do I spot SEPSIS?
Sepsis could occur as the result of any infection. There is no one sign for sepsis.
Sepsis is a serious condition that can initially look like flu, gastroenteritis or a chest infection.
Seek medical help urgently if you develop any of the following:
Slurred speech or confusion
Extreme shivering or muscle pain
Passing no urine (in a day)
It feels like you’re going to die
Skin mottled or discoloured
Sepsis in Children
If your child is unwell with either a fever or very low temperature (or has had a fever in the last 24 hours), just ask: could it be sepsis?
Any child who:
– Is breathing very fast
– Has a ‘fit’ or convulsion
– Looks mottled, bluish, or pale
– Has a rash that does not fade when you press it
– Is very lethargic or difficult to wake
– Feels abnormally cold to touch
Might have sepsis. Call 999 and just ask: could it be sepsis?
Any child under 5 who:
– Is not feeding
– Is vomiting repeatedly
– Hasn’t had a wee or wet nappy for 12 hours
Might have sepsis. If you’re worried they’re deteriorating call 111 or see your GP.
Health Improvement Scotland
Medicines in Scotland: What's the right treatment for me? Animated video for patients
The video provides an accessible means of promoting the key messages of the medicines booklet, focusing on the patient journey, and explains how people can work with their healthcare professional to decide whether a medicine is needed. It also explains the likely benefits and possible risks of medicines. The video is available in English, Polish, Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Cantonese and Mandarin, with subtitles.
Please visit the website for more information www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org/medicinesbooklet.aspx
NHS SCOTLAND Know Who To Turn To
This website has been produced to help you get the right medical assistance when you're ill, injured or have a long term condition. Going directly to the person with the appropriate skills is important. This can help you to a speedier recovery and makes sure all NHS services are run efficiently.
Please visit the website for more information www.nhsinform.scot/scotlands-service-directory
Bowel Cancer Awareness
Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK, with over 16,000 people dying every year. That’s one person every 30 minutes. However bowel cancer is preventable, treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early.
Please visit the website for more information www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk
NHSScotland is improving the way it uses information from GP patient records
From May 2017 we will improve the way we use information from GP patient records. These changes will help to plan and improve health and care services in Scotland.
Please visit the website for more information http://spire.scot/
ALISS (A Local Information System for Scotland) is a search and collaboration tool for Health and Wellbeing resources in Scotland.
ALISS (A Local Information System for Scotland) is a search and collaboration tool for Health and Wellbeing resources in Scotland. It helps signpost people to useful community support, and with an ALISS account you can contribute the many and varied resources that our local communities have to offer.
Please visit the website for more information www.aliss.org