“Sepsis claims over 37,000 lives in the United Kingdom annually; more than breast cancer and bowel cancer combined”1. Back in 2005 the Surviving Sepsis Campaign attempted to rectify this by raising awareness and improving the management of septic patients with evidence based guidelines. However these guidelines are “delivered in fewer than 1 in 5 [septic] patients in the UK”1.
So could you recognise a patient with sepsis and reel-off an initial management plan? No?