Consider calling 999 in patients with any red flag signs of sepsis eg

 

New deterioration in GCS/AVPU

Systolic BP <90mmHg (or >40mmHg below normal)

HR >130bpm

RR >25

O2 sats <92% (88% in COPD)

Non-blanching rash or mottled/ashen/cyanotic

Not passed urine for 18 hours

Urine output <0.5ml/kg/hr if catheterised

Recent chemotherapy

In patients who are immunosuppressed have a lower threshold for admitting via 999.

For further information please follow the link for the Sepsis Trust GP decision support tool.

Sepsis

Royal Cornwall Hospital

Truro

Cornwall TR1 3LJ

For Life-Threatening Emergencies Call 999

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