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The Kampala declaration on sepsis – The recognition and treatment of severe illness starts at the bedside by recording vital signs

Published:December 15, 2017DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2017.12.002
      “Improving prevention and management of sepsis involves providing basic health care services such as recording vital signs and other necessary measures for all patients in order to identify and respond to severely ill patients. All healthcare workers and facilities should focus on recording vital signs and responding to severely ill patients. Healthcare workers and facilities should be provided with the means to do this. All patients have a right to be assessed effectively, which involves a full set of vital signs;” Extract from the Kampala Declaration – Commitment to improve care for sepsis and severely ill patients in Africa, published by the African Sepsis Alliance.

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