Summary of NICE guidance for Sepsis

Karoline Brennan, Senior Medicines Information Pharmacist, North West Medicines Information CentreSource North West Medicines InformationPublished

Since this edition of NICE Bites was published, NICE has amended their guidance and corrected inconsistencies (September 2017) and included the national early warning score (NEWS2) (April 2019). Please go to NICE for for details and to check for any further updates to this guideline.

NICE Bites is a monthly prescribing bulletin from the North West Medicines Information Centre which summarises key prescribing points from NICE guidance.  NICE Bites No 89, August 2016 includes one topic: Sepsis (NICE NG51). Sections covered include: assessment and referral, people most vulnerable to sepsis, face to face assessment, treatment and management, antibiotic treatment, intravenous fluids, information and support, information at discharge, training and education.

(This website entry checked October 2020)