The team at CMS Danskin Acoustics & Euroform in Warrington are taking on a challenge for The UK Sepsis Trust in memory of SIG Performance Technology Sales Director Paul Mitton who passed away last year.

Over the next 26 weeks, they will be walking, running and cycling to cover the distance of 26 marathons; that’s about 682 miles in total!

Check out the link for more information or to donate: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/miles4mitto

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.


WHAT IS SEPSIS?

SEPSIS, also known as blood poisoning, is the reaction to an infection in which the body attacks its own organs and tissues.

Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition, however it can be easily treated if caught early.

Symptoms of sepsis will present differently between adults and children. The information below is to help you identify the symptoms.

HOW DO I SPOT SEPSIS?

Sepsis could occur as the result of any infection. There is no one sign for sepsis.

Sepsis is a serious condition that can initially look like flu, gastroenteritis or a chest infection.

Seek medical help urgently if you develop any of the following:

  • Slurred speech or confusion
  • Extreme shivering or muscle pain
  • Passing no urine (in a day)
  • Severe breathlessness
  • It feels like you’re going to die
  • Skin mottled or discoloured

 

SEPSIS IN CHILDREN

If your child is unwell with either a fever or very low temperature (or has had a fever in the last 24 hours), just ask: could it be sepsis?

  • Any child who:
  • Is breathing very fast
  • Has a ‘fit’ or convulsion
  • Looks mottled, bluish, or pale
  • Has a rash that does not fade when you press it
  • Is very lethargic or difficult to wake
  • Feels abnormally cold to touch

Might have sepsis. Call 999 and just ask: could it be sepsis?

Any child under 5 who:

  • Is not feeding
  • Is vomiting repeatedly
  • Hasn’t had a wee or wet nappy for 12 hours

Might have sepsis. If you’re worried they’re deteriorating call 111 or see your GP.

To find out more about sepsis and the great work carried out by the Sepsis Trust, click here.