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New Parent Tip – Recognising Sepsis in a child

13th September 2020

On World Sepsis Day, iHV launches a new Parent Tip – Recognising Sepsis in a child.

Sepsis is a rare but serious life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs (NICE, 2017). It is also known as blood poisoning or septicaemia.

Sepsis needs treatment in hospital straight away because it can get worse quickly. It is important to recognise the signs as early as possible.

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This Parent Tip joins our suite of Parent Tips  – our helpful factsheets to help parents to find expert advice on key areas of looking after their new baby from when they are born to when they go to school. Written by experts in the field, they cover topics such as feeding, health, behaviour and development, and are based on up-to-date research and the experience and knowledge of real-life health visitors working across the UK.