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About the Sepsis programme

Sepsis is a common time-dependent medical emergency. It can affect a person of any age, from any social background and can strike irrespective of underlying good health or concurrent medical conditions.

Internationally, approaches to sepsis management care based on early recognition of sepsis with resuscitation and timely referral to critical care have reported reductions in mortality from severe sepsis/septic shock in the order of 20-30%.

This website supports the implementation of Sepsis Management: National Clinical Guideline No. 6, which was quality assured by the National Clinical Effectiveness Committee (NCEC) and launched by the Minister for Health in November 2014.

National Sepsis ELearning Programme

The National Sepsis elearning programme was launched at the 3rd National Sepsis Summit September 2016 click here to complete the programme.

National Sepsis Reports

National Sepsis Report 2011-2015

National Sepsis Report 2016

National Sepsis Report 2017

Clinical Strategy and Programmes Division