Safety Alert – Sepsis

Report from British Rowing

There was recently an incident in which a sculler suffered quite a few blisters on her hands. The next day her hand was sore and she began to feel unwell and noticed red blotchy streaks going up her arm. Within 30 minutes she had seen her GP, by this time the red streaks had reached her armpit. She was stabilised in the local hospital and was transferred to a major hospital where she spent the next eight days in the acute unit being treated for sepsis.

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