Public Health England has published Sepsis in children: advice for health visitors and school nurses as part of its guidance on the public health contributions of nurses and midwives.

The guidance describes the role of health visitors and school nurses as public health nurses as the primary health contact for parents and carers of children (aged 0–19 years), focusing on their role in raising awareness of sepsis and offering advice.

Areas covered by the document include:

  • causes and symptoms of sepsis
  • support for parents
  • additional resources for health visitors and school nurses.