How technology is shaping the future Sepsis Treatment

How technology is shaping the future Sepsis Treatment

According to the UK Sepsis Trust there are about 150,000 cases of Sepsis each year in the UK. Unfortunately, children account for 25,000 cases. Sepsis is manageable but doctors must quickly act as the condition can become fatal if it is not treated. It can be difficult for doctors to diagnose this condition.

If you or someone you love has suffered from sepsis, and it was not diagnosed or detected early enough, you might be eligible to file a claim for sepsis benefits.

There have been many technological advancements in this area due to high mortality rates and difficulties diagnosing and treating Sepsis. This article will examine the impact of these technological innovations on the future of treatment for sepsis.

What is Sepsis, exactly?

Sepsis can be defined as a severe reaction to infection. A common infection that can be treated quickly can become fatal in some cases. Sepsis is most commonly caused by bacterial infections. However, other infections such as COVID-19 and flu can cause it.

Although there aren’t any hard data, it is thought that COVID-19 patients were more likely to die from complications of sepsis. Sepsis symptoms can include a rapid heartbeat, a weak pulse and extreme pain or discomfort. They also may cause confusion or disorientation. In UK hospitals, sepsis can be treated with antibiotics.

Some patients may contract sepsis while in hospital. With the increase in hospital admissions, the number of people who contract the deadly disease has increased dramatically. It is important that the patient be educated about sepsis within the hospital.

Unfortunately, sepsis can be misdiagnosed or delayed diagnosed, leading to approximately 4/10 deaths. There are approximately 48,000 deaths each year in the UK from sepsis. Aside from the tragic number of deaths, many people suffer life-altering after-effects following a diagnosis of sepsis.

How technology is shaping the future Sepsis Treatment

As in many other areas of medicine, doctors are turning towards technology to lower the number sepsis-related death. Here’s some tech currently available:

Detection

The Weezion Dx can diagnose sepsis bacteraemia and fungemia in 90 minutes, compared to the normal 24 hours that current medical testing takes. Doctors can quickly identify the microorganism responsible for the sepsis bacteria and begin treatment. This gives the patient a better outlook.

Artificial intelligence is playing an increasingly important role in sepsis diagnosis. In many cases, this advanced technology will mean that faster diagnosis can be made and will eliminate the need to manage care better.

Monitoring

Although sepsis detection is crucial, healthcare professionals must be able to monitor the patient’s progress and take immediate action if their condition becomes worsening after a diagnosis of sepsis.

Many UK hospitals including those in Liverpool, Cambridge and Berkshire now use digital technology. It brings together lab results and patient observations in one central hub. This technology is being used to better manage patients’ conditions and improve their prognosis. Digital systems are also used to screen patients at hospital admissions to speed up treatment and diagnosis.

Treatment

AI and other technology are being used in the UK for better medication and treatment measurement. This is based on the patient’s individual circumstances and history. For a patient to have the best chance of survival, and the greatest chance for full recovery, it is essential that they receive the right treatment at just the right time.

AI helps medical professionals all over the world analyze illnesses and conditions better to understand how they might affect individual patients.

Sepsis and New Technology

The healthcare system is harnessing technology to detect and treat sepsis. This means that there are more deaths and better treatments for patients.

Advanced technology, such as AI, can be used for the early detection, prognosis, death prediction, and overall management.

You should seek immediate medical attention if you believe you or someone you love may have sepsis.