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A new guide setting out information around sepsis in children has been published for use by health visitors and school nurses.

 The guidance from Public Health England includes:

  • causes and symptoms of sepsis
  • support for parents
  • additional resources for health visitors and school nurses

“This short guide sets out what health visitors and school nurses need to know about sepsis; and is designed to raise awareness of sepsis locally amongst health visitors and school nurses and their teams,” says PHE.

Health visitors and school nurses should “be aware of the clinical signs and symptoms of sepsis in children and of relevant national guidelines. They need to have clarity on actions that need to be taken and be clear about the advice for parents.” It refers health professionals to NICE clinical guideline CG160 from 2013 ‘Fever in under 5s: assessment and initial management’.

The sepsis guide has been drawn up with input from the Institute of Health Visiting, the Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association, the Royal College of Nursing, and SAPHNA (the School and Public Health Nurses Association).

Links:
PHE announcement    
‘Sepsis in Children Information for health visitors and school nurses’                  
NICE CG160 Fever in under 5s: assessment and initial management           

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