PA.41 A maternity focused sepsis tool

improving the recognition and management of sepsis in obstetric care

R Northridge, S Hawco, L Gierasik, S Knox, P. Lynch

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Abstract

Sepsis is the leading cause of direct maternal mortality, resulting in 27 deaths in the UK between 2006 and 2008:(1) in 70% of these cases, CMACE identified substandard care.(1) The Surviving Sepsis campaign supports early recognition and treatment of sepsis, and improved survival by implementing six evidence based management steps in non-pregnant populations.(2) However, this is not widely used in obstetric care. We aimed to develop and implement a tool utilizing the physiological and biochemical parameters of pregnancy, whilst identifying the clinical features that should raise suspicion of sepsis in this vulnerable group of patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A29-A30
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal edition
Volume99
Issue numberS1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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PA.41 A maternity focused sepsis tool : improving the recognition and management of sepsis in obstetric care. / Northridge, R; Hawco, S; Gierasik, L; Knox, S; Lynch, P.

In: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal edition, Vol. 99 , No. S1, 2014, p. A29-A30.

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