‘Spotting the Signs of Sepsis’ Awareness Film Launched on NHS ChoicesJuly 10, 2017
‘Spotting the Signs of Sepsis’:
Awareness film up now on NHS choices
The film, which launched today on NHS Choices (www.nhs.uk/sepsis) and in south London Children’s Emergency Departments, features Dr Ranj, NHS doctor and TV presenter for This Morning and CBeebies. It has been designed to raise awareness of sepsis amongst parents of children under 5, as well as to standardise the information clinicians provide for parents of children with fever well enough to be cared for at home (often called safety netting advice).
The clinical content of the film is based on the Public Health England parental awareness campaign materials that were developed in collaboration with the UK Sepsis Trust and launched in December 2016.
The film is unique in its use of real life examples of the signs and symptoms of sepsis to empower parents to feel more confident about what signs to look for when their child is unwell with a fever at home, and to know when and how to seek medical advice. Our partnership with the ASK SNIFF Safety Netting Collaborative has ensured the film is evidence-based and has been co-designed with their Parent Panel.
Parents who watched the film within the Emergency Department will be able to refresh their memories by watching again at home via the NHS Choices website and primary care clinicians will also be able to signpost parents to watch the film online as part of their safety netting practice.
A second film in the series provides parents with practical and informative tips on caring for their child with fever at home.
Click here to watch the ‘Spotting the Signs of Sepsis’ NHS Choices film. It is currently being translated into more languages, which we hope to make available to Emergency Departments shortly.
Click here to watch the ‘Caring for Children with Fever at Home’ film, for parents of children with fever who are not showing any of the signs described in the first film.
If you are interested in showing the film to parents in your Emergency Department or would like more information about the project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or project lead, Dr Lauren Fraser, Darzi Fellow on the Patient Safety team, at email@example.com.
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