An update on identifying Sepsis in the US

We’ve focussed on raising awareness of sepsis blood poisoning and the difficulties of recognising Sepsis quickly enough, particularly in children.

 

We are very keen to support the current Government initiative to bring it to everyone in the medical world’s attention and it was interesting to see how working to make medical practitioners fully aware of the problem in the US has also fared.

 

Results for adults are very good but unfortunately recognising the symptoms quickly enough in children is still proving very difficult.

 

Sepsis kills more people there than breast cancer, prostate cancer and Aids.

 

This article from the New York Times looks at the loss of a young student and how the impact of his death has helped raise awareness over there.

Click here to read it.

 

SLOW is a local bereavement charity and can provide support here in Islington and North London for anyone affected by the loss of a child or sibling.

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