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June 2022
Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to an infection damages its own tissues and organs.

This clinical care standard describes the care that should be received by patients of all ages (including neonates and older people) presenting with signs and symptoms of sepsis in primary and community care, acute and non-acute settings. It covers the patient journey from symptom onset to discharge from hospital and survivorship care.

Main sections:

• Sepsis clinical care standard

• Indicators for local monitoring

• Clinical care standards

• About the sepsis clinical care standard

• How to use this clinical care standard

• Background: sepsis

• Quality statement 1 – Could it be sepsis?

• Quality statement 2 – Time-critical management

• Quality statement 3 – Management of antimicrobial therapy

• Quality statement 4 – Multidisciplinary coordination of care in hospital

• Quality statement 5 – Patient and carer education and information

• Quality statement 6 – Transitions of care and clinical communication

• Quality statement 7 – Care after hospital and survivorship
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