Sepsis; Antibiotic Administration
Jordan Gillard made this Freedom of Information request to Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Dear Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,
As part of your trusts clinical response to emergency department sepsis presentations; could you clarify whether antibiotics are administered under Patient group directives (PGD) or prescription only?
Could you also please provide me a copy of your emergency department Sepsis proforma/flowchart/toolkit.
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Directorate of Governance and Assurance
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
Diana Princess of Wales Hospital
E:mail [email address]
Tel: (03033) 306078
Please note – This is a job share with Sara Lawis and my usual days of work are Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 15^th September
All antibiotics given within the Trust are by prescription, including
those given to patients with suspected sepsis. At Goole, if the patient is
triggering the Red flag sepsis criteria, requiring antibiotics urgently
(within 1 hour) and where there is no Doctor immediately available to
prescribe antibiotics, a Patient Group Direction (PGD) is in place
allowing antibiotic commencement by nursing staff .
The sepsis care pathways cover sepsis identification (screening) and
treatment within the Trust for adults, children and in maternity services.
The sepsis pathway that we use is a modified version adopted from UK
Sepsis Trust. Please see attachment for a copy of the adult version of
the screening tool.
Head of Quality Assurance
Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust,
Directorate of Quality & Assurance,
DPoW Tel: (01472) 874111 Ext: 302392
e-mail: [email address]
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