We had an excellent turnout for our third sepsis masterclass held in Taunton in early February, bringing together health professionals from across the region and with a particular focus on paediatric and maternity sepsis, as well as antibiotic stewardship.

A total of 66 attendees were at the event, representing 32 different organisations, exploring how we as healthcare professionals can fight the fight against sepsis.

The event opened with an extremely moving talk by Susanna Morrish who shared Sam’s Story, a heartbreaking account of her little boy who died from sepsis.

Other speakers included Dr Ron Daniels who talked about the work of the UK Sepsis Trust in awareness raising, Dr Mark Juniper from the West of England Patient Safety Collaborative on the NCEPOD 2015 sepsis report, and Dr Akash Deep from King’s College Hospital London on the challenges the recognition and management of paediatric sepsis. Marian Knight from the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit and Dr Imogen Montague from Derriford Hospital Plymouth both explored maternal sepsis, while Dr Kordo Saeed considered Procalcitonin (PCT) and its application in sepsis, SIRS and localised infections.

The slides from the event can be viewed here and you can download the full event report here.

To find out more about our work to tackle sepsis in the West of England, please contact:

Ann Remmers
Patient Safety Programme Director


Nathalie Delaney
Improvement Lead


Posted on February 28, 2016

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