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Sepsis is a serious complication of an infection. Without quick treatment, sepsis can lead to multiple organ failure and death. One of the organs affected is the kidney, leading to acute kidney injury. 

A sepsis and acute kidney injury board has been set up with multi-disciplinary team members who are committed to improving outcomes at PAHT and the wider community.  

This page has been designed to further your understanding and knowledge of the two life threatening conditions.

What is Sepsis

  • Sepsis is a life-threatening condition which kills 44,000 people in the UK annually. Early recognition and treatment is key to reducing mortality. Treatment for patients identified with Sepsis includes the delivery of the Sepsis 6 within 1 hour of presentation.
  • Symptoms of sepsis will present differently between adults and children.

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What is AKI

  • AKI is a sudden episode of kidney failure or kidney damage which happens within a few hours or a few days. AKI causes a build-up of waste product in your blood and the damaged kidney cannot excrete these waste products. This can then affect other organs such as your brain, heart and lungs

  • For further information on the signs, symptoms and treatment on AKI, go to the NHS Choices page

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