Sepsis awareness during Learning Disability Week

Next week (17 – 23 June) is Learning Disability Week and it is a good opportunity to raise awareness among carers of the possible signs of sepsis in people with a learning disability.

A useful video – ‘Sepsis information for people with a learning disability’ – has been produced for those that care for people with a learning disability, who may not be able to communicate or verbalise how they are feeling.

Featuring people with a learning disability, it highlights the main symptoms of sepsis, which include:

– Feeling very hot or very cold and shivering

– Having a very fast heart beat

– Breathing fast or feeling out of breath, even if you are sitting still

– Feeling sick or vomiting

– Feeling confused

– Fainting or collapsing

– Not able to have a wee or not going for a wee all day

Click the here to watch the video.


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