|Delay of just a couple of hours can be life-threatening|
The 5 symptoms of Sepsis are to be highlighted in a new campaign to help raise public awareness of this potentially fatal condition.
The campaign, which will run across social and traditional media, focuses on the often silent symptoms of sepsis, which is a serious complication of an infection. This includes very high or low temperature, uncontrolled shivering, confusion, passing less urine than normal and blotchy or cold hands & feet.
The first sepsis awareness campaign launched in February 2018. The new campaign aims to build on this while increasing public knowledge of the early warning signs. It complements the work carried out by Healthcare Improvement Scotland through the Scottish Patient Safety Programme, which since 2012 has supported clinicians & clinical practitioners to improve recognition of the signs of sepsis and better equip them to deal with it.