More than 30 Channel Island professionals from medicine, nursing and the ambulance service attended the UK Sepsis Trust’s ‘train-the-trainer’ course in Jersey, hosted by LV Care Group’s Care Academy. The course will enable the candidates to deliver their own free sepsis training sessions to other healthcare practitioners in their workplace, which is the first time that such an opportunity has been available in Jersey.
Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming response to infection, killing around 52,000 people in the UK each year and affecting around a quarter of a million. Globally, someone dies of sepsis every three seconds. Timely recognition and management are crucial in ensuring effective outcomes of this potentially life-threatening condition.
The training day comprised of a current overview of sepsis, looking at how to recognise its symptoms and effectively manage the dangerous illness. The aim of the course is to ensure that trainers are updated on key areas and to help them understand how to manager sepsis, conduct good patient care and help train other healthcare professionals.
LV Care Group’s Head of Training and Education, Verity Sangan, said: “At the Care Academy, we work with some of the UK’s leading awarding bodies to provide accredited training and education for not just LV employees, but the wider community. We recognise how dangerous and common sepsis is, which is why we reached out to the UK Sepsis Trust to deliver its ‘train-the-trainer’ course in the island. This is a fantastic asset for the Channel Islands, which will increase awareness and training available of this terrible condition to many staff groups.
“The training, which is accredited by the UK Sepsis Trust, will enable our 31 candidates from Jersey and Guernsey to deliver the same training to their colleagues, further increasing knowledge of sepsis and how to treat it. At the Care Academy, we have previously provided sepsis training to organisations in the island. Following this session, we hope to engage with even more organisations to deliver free sepsis training to islanders.”
A range of doctors, GPs, nurses and paramedics attended the training day from Jersey General Hospital, Jersey Ambulance Service, Guernsey Ambulance Service, St. John Ambulance, General Practice, Family Nursing & Home Care, Jersey Hospice Care, as well as private care homes and private training businesses.