Could you spot sepsis before it kills?

Wednesday 13th September is the sixth annual World Sepsis Day.

“Sepsis is the final common pathway to death from most infectious diseases worldwide.”[1]

Sepsis kills around 44,000 people each year in the UK – more than breast, bowel and prostate cancer combined. It is caused by an immune reaction to infection.[2]

Try this fun game by Focus Educational games to test your knowledge of this often deadly condition.

Want to do more to raise awareness and influence governments in the fight against sepsis? Sign the World Sepsis Declaration, launched by the Global Sepsis Alliance to put sepsis on the agendas of governments worldwide and develop an international standard for dealing with cases.

World sepsis declaration
World Sepsis Declaration

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References

[1] Global Sepsis Alliance (2017) About World Sepsis Day. Available at: https://www.world-sepsis-day.org/about/ [Accessed 8 September 2017].

[2] National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (2016) Sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management. (NICE Guideline NG51). London: NICE.

Trial access to Henry Stewart Talks: Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection

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The Library has set up trial access to Henry Stewart Talks: Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection.

ABOUT THE COLLECTION

The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection contains over 2,000 specially prepared, animated, seminar-style, online lectures by world leading authorities for universities, research centres, medical schools and pharmaceutical/biotech companies.

Included:

  • Course modules
  • Supporting material: suggestions for projects, workshops and tutorials
  • Recommended reading: research papers, review articles and book chapters
  • MCQs and suggested exam questions
  • Accredited tests: US Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and UK Continuing Professional Development (Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom)
  • 90,000+ slides

All of these are compatible with BlackBoard.

Access to the collection is limited to on-campus users. The trial runs until 28th February 2017.

For help and support with any of the Library’s resources, contact your librarian.

The Library Subject Team.