Unite in the fight against sepsis

World Sepsis Day 2019

How much do you know about sepsis and would you know how to spot it?

World Sepsis Day is held on 13 September every year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against sepsis.

Sepsis is the body’s response to an infection which results in it injuring its own tissues and organs. It can lead to shock, multi-organ failure and death if not recognised early and treated promptly and is the leading cause of avoidable death in the UK.

At Oxleas, our healthcare professionals know what to look for during our work with individuals who are vulnerable, such as the very young, the elderly, pregnant ladies and those with mental health problems.

What are the symptoms of sepsis?

  • Slurred speech or confusion
  • Extreme shivering or muscle pain and fever
  • Passing no urine all day
  • Severe breathlessness
  • Feeling like you are going to die
  • Mottled or discoloured skin

Who is at risk?

  • Children under a year
  • Adults over 60
  • People with no spleen
  • People with chronic diseases (lung, liver, heart)
  • People with weakened immune systems (AIDs, diabetes)

Show your support

You can show your support on Twitter with the hashtags #WorldSepsisDay or #StopSepsis.

Published on 13th September 2019