Spot the signs of Sepsis
SEPSIS is a potentially life-threatening condition; however, it can be easily treated if caught early.
Watch this quick YouTube Video to find out what Sepsis is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEGUCpxwAlE&feature=youtu.be
Spot THE SIGNS
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 or one 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 NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47or see your GP.
To find out more, visit https://sepsistrust.org/news/what-is-sepsis/
Please spread the signs to friends and family to keep them safe from Sepsis.
Click here for more information.