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Sepsis Seminar: A global killer!

27 December 2013

On December 5th we held a successful Sepsis Seminar at the Michael Griffiths Lecture Theatre in Cardiff with over 100 attendees. Sepsis is increasing annually by 8-13% in the developed world and claims more lives than bowel and breast cancer combined. It has also now become a Tier 1 priority for the Welsh Government, meaning that Health Boards in Wales will report on Sepsis 6 compliance and patient outcome measures. So, it seems appropriate that we focus our attention on sepsis across the whole patient journey.

Paul Morgan sepsis
Dr Paul Morgan (WICS Chair) giving his talk

The sepsis seminar was hosted by Professor Judith Hall (Cardiff University), Dr Paul Morgan (WICS Chair) and the UK Sepsis Trust representatives:  Dr Ron Daniels (CEO) and Terence Canning (Executive Director for Wales). The programme covered many topics examining the current state of the problem in developing and developed world, the impact sepsis has on peoples’ lives and the latest insights into the immunology of sepsis and its future treatment.

Sepsis team
Team photo

Through the Welsh RRAILS (Rapid Response to Acute Illness) programme, the Sepsis 6 is an integral component and as healthcare professional s we are identifying deteriorating patients in a more timely way and measuring our compliance with Sepsis 6.

This seminar is helping us to promote sepsis awareness throughout the patient journey as we strive to SPOT IT, TREAT IT, BEAT IT!

Gemma Ellis