National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2016) Sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management: NICE guidelines NG51, London: NICE.
NICE guidance is officially England only
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2017) Sepsis: quality standard QS161, London: NICE.
NICE guidance is officially England only.
NHS England (2017) Sepsis guidance implementation advice for adults, London: NHS England.
This document describes an operational definition of sepsis and supports the implementation of the NICE guidelines on the identification and treatment of sepsis.
The UK Sepsis Trust: Clinical tools
Produced in collaboration with NICE, NHS England and other experts, these tools support excellent sepsis care.
The UK Sepsis Trust (2017) The sepsis manual 2017-2018 (4th edition), Birmingham: United Kingdom Sepsis Trust.
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (2014) Care of the deteriorating patient: consensus recommendations 139, Edinburgh: SIGN.
Rhodes A, Evans L, Alhazzani W et al. (2017) Surviving sepsis campaign: international guidelines for management of sepsis and septic shock: 2016, Critical Care Medicine, 45(3), pp.486-552.
Dellinger R, Phillip M, Schorr C et al. (2017) A users’ guide to the 2016 surviving sepsis guidelines, Critical Care Medicine, 45(3), pp.381–385.
Singer M, Deutschman CS, Seymour C, et al. (2016) The third international consensus definitions for sepsis and septic shock (sepsis-3), JAMA, 315 (8) pp.801-810.
Includes the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score.
European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM): Guidelines and consensus statements
We would like to thank the RCN Critical Care and In-flight nursing community for their input into the development of this subject guide.