The Skåne Region leads – but many cases of sepsis are missed
Infected inflammatory wounds develop into sepsis in cancerous women. A three-year-old boy who was in hospital because of a throat infection did not wake up the next morning. These are two of the deadly episodes of death, such as Lex Maria, reported in Skåne only this year.
Acute in Malmö introduced the sepsis alarm in 2012, first in Sweden. Based on a suspected list of symptoms, the patient who is ill is given antibiotics in one hour.
Although the Skåne Region leads in the care and treatment of sepsis, health care still misses many warning signs.