The Sepsis Six is a set of interventions which can be delivered by any junior healthcare professional working as part of a team. All you need to deliver the Sepsis Six is a patient with sepsis, a qualified prescriber, basic healthcare equipment and the will to make it happen!
Just by doing these six simple things in the first hour, you can double your patient’s chance of survival!
The Sepsis Six are:
Administer high flow oxygen.
Take blood cultures
Give broad spectrum antibiotics
Give intravenous fluid challenges
Measure serum lactate and haemoglobin
Measure accurate hourly urine output
Survive Sepsis will explain why, and how we should perform each of these steps, and when to take extra care!
Want to know more now? Watch this!! To view the follow up films, go to YouTube and search ‘It’s sepsis, not flu!’
by Ron, telling a patient’s story and introducing the scale of the problem of sepsis