Sepsis is a life-threatening reaction to an infection. It happens when the body’s immune system overreacts to an infection and starts to damage internal organs, triggering a chain reaction. It is a medical emergency and is sometimes called septicaemia or blood poisoning.

The following learning from CQC’s safety incidents briefly describes a critical issue in relation to sepsis – what happened, what CQC and the provider have done about it, and the steps you can take to avoid it happening in your service.

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