Sepsis: Listen to us - Part One

Sep 12, 2018, 02:24 PM

The recent Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Report found Sepsis to be the second most prominent cause of death, following pneumonia closely as the first, among people with learning disabilities. People with learning disabilities, their carers and healthcare providers face a variety of challenges from sepsis. One of these challenges is communication. With many patients using non-verbal communication, it can often fall to carers to act as interpreter. In this podcast, Dr Rachel Marsden, RCGP Clinical Support Fellow for Sepsis, interviews Dr Elizabeth Herrieven, an Emergency Department Consultant, who has first-hand knowledge of these difficulties. Her daughter has Down's Syndrome and Autism and has had Sepsis several times in her 12 years.