While not directly a problem with diabetes, sepsis can happen to anyone who gets ill through serious infection. Unawareness of the condition can lead to it not being treated in time, and it is a very dangerous condition.
SepsisBox is designed to support clinicians to treat suspected sepsis in patients as an emergency, with the same urgency as they would treat someone having a heart attack. With figures from the UK Sepsis Trust of 150,000 cases of sepsis a year resulting in 44,000 deaths, the newly developed single-use SepsisBox is now on trial in hospitals governed by the Cwm Taf University Health Board in Wales. The UK Sepsis Trust estimates that 10,000 lives could be saved each year by improving the response to Sepsis.
SepsisBox was developed to improve clinical care by a team from Rocialle, a British manufacturer of sterile procedure packs. Based on an advent calendar format, each box contains all elements of the ‘Sepsis Six care bundle’ and facilitates the appropriate response to sepsis within the all-important first hour. Stephen Burt, Managing Director of Rocialle, says, “The beauty of SepsisBox is that it allows treatment to be initiated by ward nurses rather than specialist response teams, thus minimising sepsis treatment delays.”
SepsisBox has six compartments containing the items required for performing the Sepsis Six care bundle. It has been designed with clear, simple markings guiding the user to perform each treatment stage in the correct order. This should give confidence to the nurse in performing Sepsis Six with the patient enabling them to provide the quickest, most effective response.
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