Sepsis Training

Course Information

This 1/2 day course will provide Nurses and Health Care Assistants with an introduction to Sepsis; what is Sepsis, risk assessment, identifying vulnerable patients, signs and symptoms to look for.  It will cover the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) to help recognise sepsis and alert senior professionals, ensuring treatment is commenced within an hour.  It will also cover guidance on workplace policies and protocols for early identification and management of Sepsis.

Cases of sepsis are rising in the UK annually, NHS England estimates there are approximately 123,00 cases in England each year, with 37,000 deaths associated with sepsis.  This training is key, and the need for early identification and treatment paramount for patient outcomes.


Aims and Objectives

  • To understand Sepsis and recognize Sepsis
  • To understand how to treat and manage Sepsis in any healthcare setting


Course Contents

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs.

  • Who gets sepsis?
  • Causes
  • Signs
  • Symptoms
  • Common signs and symptoms
  • Fever
  • Confusion
  • Tachycardia
  • Increased respiratory rate
  • Treatment
  • NEWS
  • Outcomes
  • Prognosis
  • Epidemiology
  • Risks



  • Nurses
  • Nursing home staff
  • Health Care Assistants (Primary Care /Nursing home)
  • Anyone involved with patients

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