Information about Post-Operative Sepsis
The early stages, of sepsis can be hard to recognise against symptoms of ‘flu’. If you have a fever (high temperature of 38c or above) and develop any of the following symptoms, don’t delay getting medical assistance.
What are the signs of Post-Operative Sepsis?
Slurred speech or confusion
Extreme shivering or muscle pain
- Passing no urine (in 18 hours or a day)
- Severe breathlessness
- ‘I know something’s badly wrong with me’
Skin that’s mottled, bluish or very pale
Occasionally, patients don’t realise their condition is deteriorating and will rely on others to notice any important changes.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust would like your feedback. If you wish to share your experience about your care and treatment or on behalf of a patient, please contact The Patient Experience Department who will advise you on how best to do this.
This service is based at The James Cook University Hospital but also covers the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, our community hospitals and community health services.