Parents to learn signs of sepsis

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Sepsis takes the life of more than one million children every year, but thanks to a boost in research funding, University of Queensland doctors are a step closer to beating the deadly disease.

A $40,000 grant from The Emergency Medicine Foundation was announced today on World Sepsis Day (13 September) to help parents recognise the signs and symptoms of sepsis.

Paediatric intensive care specialist Associate Professor Luregn Schlapbach said EMF’s funding allowed  Queensland-led research projects to remain at the forefront of the issue.

“Parents will be the focus of this latest study to increase awareness in the community about the signs and symptoms of sepsis in children,” Dr Schlapbach said.

“By understanding the role parents play in identifying children with sepsis, improved recognition strategies can be developed.”

Read more on this great initiative here: UQ Parents to learn signs of sepsis project