A new sepsis campaign has been launched in Scotland with the aim of raising public awareness about the condition and will focus on identification of sepsis through five early signs, including unusually high or low temperature, intractable shivering, confusion, low urine output and blotchy or cold hands and feet. It builds upon a previous sepsis campaign launched in February 2018.
The campaign will be run across various social and traditional media platforms. It complements the efforts of Healthcare Improvement Scotland in supporting clinicians to recognise and manage sepsis better through the Scottish Patient Safety Programme since 2012. Although sepsis mortality has dropped by 21% since 2012, there is a greater need to improve public understanding of the condition.
The campaign is being supported by the Scottish charity, Sepsis Research (FEAT). Colin Graham, the Chief Operating Officer of Sepsis Research (FEAT), said: "This is a very important campaign by the Scottish Government, and we urge everyone in the medical profession and the wider public to pick up on the life-saving messages it contains."