Ambulance personnel

Meningococcal Septicaemia - Identification and Management for Ambulance Personnel

Working in collaboration with the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council in Ireland we have developed a resource for ambulance personnel to facilitate early recognition, prompt treatment and appropriate management of patients with meningococcal septicaemia.

Evidence has shown that early treatment with benzylpenicillin can reduce deaths from meningococcal infection. Although rapid identification and treatment of this disease provides the best chance of recovery, it can be very difficult to recognise, because in the early stages it resembles less serious viral illnesses.

To enable effective implementation of the benzylpenicillin mandate and achieve a better outcome for patients affected, the new resource gives ambulance personnel practical, accessible information to help them identify and manage this life threatening disease as early and effectively as possible.

You can get printed versions of this resource by using our online ordering service.

We are currently working on updating the UK version of this resource.


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