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Sepsis case study

Sepsis case study

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Patient Case Study

Time to Complete

1 hour


July 20, 2016


March 14, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Sean Brink describes the case of a 39-year-old man who presented with swelling and pain in his scrotum and penis. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include remaining vigilant to the risk of sepsis, red flags for sepsis in adults, and the Sepsis Six care bundle.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Identify red flags for sepsis in adults
  • Document observations in a patient presenting with possible sepsis
  • If treating in the community, offer safety netting advice
  • If referring to hospital, provide an adequate handover including relevant clinical history, allergies, and antibiotic history
  • Review channels of communication with patients
  • Authors

    Activity and test author
    Dr Sean Brink
    GP in East Sussex
    United Kingdom


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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