Key references discussed in the episode:
- UK Sepsis Trust. The Sepsis Manual (6th edition). 2022.
- Sangan V. Nursing Times. 2019;115:8,19-21.
- van der Slikke EC, et al. EBioMedicine. 2020 Nov;61:103044. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2020.103044.
Key take-home points:
- Post-sepsis syndrome is a collection of physical, cognitive and psychological symptoms that some patients may develop after sepsis.
- These symptoms can persist for years after discharge and have a significant effect on a patient’s quality of life as well as increasing the risk of rehospitalisation and increasing mortality.
- Patients have an increased risk of recurrent and new infections as well as cardiovascular and renal disease.
- Organisations such as the UK Sepsis Trust can provide information and support to those recovering from sepsis and their loved ones.