Introduction to Sepsis


In the UK, sepsis affects many people, with 5 individuals losing their lives every hour, and 40% of survivors experiencing long-term impacts. This Sepsis Awareness course aims to enhance learners’ understanding of sepsis and infections.


Sepsis Awareness Training

Sepsis is a severe reaction that the body has to an infection, and it can be life-threatening. Any type of infection can potentially lead to sepsis, and it often begins in the lungs, urinary tract, skin, or gastrointestinal tract.

This online Sepsis Awareness training course is designed to educate your employees about:

  • the signs and symptoms of sepsis,
  • the importance of NEWS scores and the NEWS2 chart,
  • sepsis indicators and markers,
  • as well as the appropriate treatments and actions to take.

After successfully completing the course, learners will receive an instant downloadable Sepsis Awareness certificate.

  • Developed by professionals
  • Accredited by CPD
  • 100% online, learn at your own time and pace
  • Translates into over 100 different languages
  • Instant certificate downloaded

Throughout the course, you will learn about its definition and why early recognition is crucial. We will introduce the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) system and explain how it helps detect sepsis.

Lastly, we will cover the critical steps to be taken after identifying sepsis, including contacting medical professionals and initiating appropriate interventions.


We also have the Face-to Face Sepsis Training Available For Groups


Sepsis Awareness  Course Outline:

Our Sepsis training course aims to enhance your understanding of sepsis, including its causes and how to recognize its symptoms.

The key points covered in this course are:

  • What is sepsis
  • What causes sepsis
  • Signs of sepsis
  • NEWS scores and NEWS2 chart
  • The process after identification

Our comprehensive Sepsis Awareness training course provides a deep understanding of sepsis and equips participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively identify and respond to this life-threatening condition.

Module 1: Introduction to Sepsis

  • Definition and explanation of sepsis
  • Understanding the impact and importance of early recognition

Module 2: Causes and Risk Factors

  • Exploration of the common causes and risk factors leading to sepsis
  • Identification of vulnerable populations

Module 3: Recognising Signs of Sepsis

  • In-depth examination of the signs and symptoms of sepsis
  • Understanding the importance of timely identification and intervention

Module 4: NEWS Scores and NEWS2 Chart

  • Introduction to the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) system
  • A detailed explanation of the NEWS2 chart and its application in sepsis detection

Module 5: Response and Treatment

  • The critical process after identifying sepsis
  • Immediate steps to be taken, including contacting medical professionals and initiating appropriate interventions

Upon completing this Sepsis Awareness training course, participants will have gained an understanding of sepsis, including its causes and the signs to watch out for.

They will also become familiar with the practical application of the NEWS scoring system in detecting sepsis.

Additionally, participants will acquire essential knowledge regarding the necessary steps to be taken after identifying sepsis.

This will ensure a prompt and effective response to this life-threatening condition.

Learning Outcome

Upon completing this Sepsis Awareness training course, learners will:

  1. Comprehend the concept of sepsis, including its definition and underlying causes.
  2. Gain knowledge about the identification of sepsis and the various factors that can lead to its occurrence.
  3. Understand the importance and application of NEWS scores and the NEWS2 chart in assessing sepsis severity and patient monitoring.
  4. Know the signs, indicators, and markers associated with sepsis, enabling early detection and intervention.
  5. Familiarise themselves with the appropriate actions to be taken following the identification of sepsis, ensuring prompt and effective management.
  6. Appreciate the significance of timely response and adherence to protocols in treating sepsis.
  7. Demonstrate their understanding by successfully completing the course and receiving an instant downloadable Sepsis Awareness certificate.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Given the life-threatening nature of sepsis, it is crucial for healthcare staff to be well-informed about this condition. To provide valuable insights, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions posed to our specialists.

What is Sepsis?

Sepsis is a serious and dangerous health condition caused by the body’s response to an infection. It happens when the body fights the infection too strongly, which can harm important organs and even cause death. Sepsis is very serious and needs urgent medical help.

What is Sepsis Awareness?

Sepsis awareness means knowing about sepsis, including its signs and why it’s dangerous. Recognizing the symptoms and understanding the need for prompt medical help is important. Sepsis awareness also involves sharing information with others to help them recognize sepsis and take the right steps.

Increasing sepsis awareness can save more lives by enabling prompt access to the right treatment.

Who should take Sepsis Training?

We recommend sepsis awareness training for healthcare professionals, caregivers, first responders, educators, workplace safety officers, and community members. It equips individuals with the knowledge to recognize sepsis symptoms, seek prompt medical help, and potentially save lives.

What are the sepsis-related death statistics in the UK?

  • Number of deaths: In 2021, there were an estimated 52,000 deaths from sepsis in the UK. This is equivalent to 140 deaths every day.
  • Age: Sepsis can affect people of all ages, but it is most common in older adults. In 2021, 75% of deaths from sepsis were in people aged 65 and over.
  • Sex: Sepsis is more common in men than women. In 2021, 56% of deaths from sepsis were in men.
  • Underlying conditions: Sepsis is often triggered by an underlying condition, such as pneumonia, urinary tract infection, or skin infection. In 2021, 70% of deaths from sepsis were in people with an underlying condition.
  • Mortality rate: The mortality rate from sepsis is high. In 2021, the mortality rate from sepsis was 20%. This means that 20 out of every 100 people who develop sepsis will die from it.

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