Ron Daniels: Executive Director of the Global Sepsis Alliance raises awareness about the medical emergency sepsis

Ron Daniels, a clinician based in Birmingham, Chair of the UK Sepsis Trust and Chief Executive of the Global Sepsis Alliance, talks about the life threatening condition sepsis, a time critical emergency and the most common single reason for patient admission to an intensive care unit that claims 37,000 lives in the UK every year.

Sepsis arises as a result of the body’s response to infection, and can be triggered by anything from pneumonia to a cut or graze that becomes infected. When the body responds to this, sepsis cascade is the result causing inflammation throughout the body, and if unchecked, sepsis will lead to multiple organ failure, shock and death. Early appropriate antibiotics and intravenous fluids delivered to patients as quickly as possible will save lives.