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Practice Guidelines

Suspected sepsis: summary of NICE guidance

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 11 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4030
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Infographic summary

Click here to see an infographic, summarising risk assessment and management of people with suspected sepsis.

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Re: Error in associated infographic

Thanks to Dr Robert Spaull for alerting us to an error in the infographic, which has now been corrected. He is quite correct that the error was made in transcribing the information from the NICE guidelines. The recommendation states that, for those at high risk of sepsis, a bolus dose of intravenous fluids should be offered if their lactate is 2 mmol/L or greater, and that intravenous fluids should be considered for those with lactate under 2 mmol/L.

Competing interests: No competing interests

12 August 2016
Will M Stahl-Timmins
Data graphics designer
BMA House, London