Category Archives: Sepsis

Our growing understanding of the immune system is transforming medicine. Find out how in this new book.

The Beautiful Cure: Harnessing Your Body’s Natural Defenses by Daniel M Davis

In his review Mark Honigsbaum argues that this book by Daniel Davis is a valuable guide to how our growing understanding of the immune system is transforming medicine. Check it out!

Want to improve patient care? Then become a clinical researcher

New digital magazine aims to inspire the next generation of researchers*

A new magazine called The Researcher has launched today. The digital publication, created for early career researchers by early career researchers aims to raise awareness of research careers among nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.

Working in collaboration with Health Education England (HEE), NHS North West Research and Development and a team of early career researchers, along with award winning writer Rob Young, we have produced the magazine, which illustrates the real-life stories of what it is like to undertake a research career.

Two further editions of The Researcher are planned over the next six months. This first edition has the theme of ‘Breaking boundaries’ and is available to read at

Please let NIHR know your comments on Twitter using #TheResearcherMagazine.

*Text above reproduced from here

Sepsis – a guide for new nurses and student nurses in A&E

SEPSIS acronymn

Sepsis – A guide for New Nurses and Student Nurses in Emergency Care” a blog by Tom Hreben a registered nurse who works in emergency.

Student nurses particularly will find this blog interesting. Also note the comments at the bottom of the blog which highlight that sepsis pathways are likely to change. This is largely because the SIRS criteria cast quite a wide net, in other words, someone might score on two of the criteria, but not have SIRS, and further, not have sepsis. So watch this space for the pathway criteria changing. If you want to know more about why it is recommended to change the criteria, click here .