Sepsis (also known as blood poisoning) is the immune system’s overreaction to an infection or injury. Normally our immune system fights infection, but some, for reasons we don’t yet understand, attack our body’s own organs and tissues. If not treated immediately, sepsis can result in organ failure and death. Yet with early diagnosis, it can be treated with antibiotics.
Sepsis section in the Health A to Z
Sharps Disposal in Northamptonshire
If you need to use needles or syringes (known as ‘sharps’) at home as part of your health care, it is your responsibility to dispose of them safely. It is important that sharps are disposed of appropriately because they could injure people and could carry infections.