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Defining Sepsis on the Wards

Defining Sepsis on the Wards

The aim of this study is to look at the prevalence (commonness) of sepsis across acute hospitals (hospitals with an emergency department) across Wales using the currently used and new definitions of sepsis. Sepsis is a major cause of avoidable deaths and it is essential that to understand the size of the problem within Wales so that the quality of care that patients receive can be improved. There has been a change in the definition of sepsis and it is unclear how this change will affect the detection and treatment of the condition in the UK healthcare setting.

Who can participate?
Adults with suspected sepsis who have been admitted to an emergency department or general ward at participating hospitals in Wales.

What does the study involve?
Over a 24 hour period, study staff monitor the number of adults who are admitted to one of the participating acute hospitals with suspected sepsis.

June 24, 2019

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