NEWS2 - Updates in Sepsis Detection

NEWS2 - Updates in Sepsis Detection

Join dynamic sepsis champion Dr Amanda Pegden MBBS, FRCP for this webinar on updates in sepsis detection:

Webinar learning objectives:

  • Know the new sepsis definitions, screening and use of 'red flags'
  • Understand NEWS and the NEWS2 update launched in 2017
  • Understand how to calculate the NEWS score with the NEWS2 updates as part of sepsis screening and detection of the unwell or deteriorating patient
Date: On-Demand
Duration: 1 hour


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Dr Amanda Pegden MBBS, FRCP


Dr Amanda Pegden is Acute Medicine Consultant and Sepsis Champion at Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. She has worked with sepsis, NEWS and the deteriorating patient since 2013.

She trained at Westminster Medical School in the 80’s, then worked in rural South Africa, running the Umata city health department for 5 years. During that time, she was awarded the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) and the Diploma in Public Health from the University of Wittswatersrand.

Amanda then travelled to Portugal and specialised in Internal Medicine and Intensive Care and started to work with sepsis after the publication of the surviving sepsis guidelines.

She came back into the NHS in 2009 as an Acute Medicine Consultant and took up the clinical lead for sepsis role in Swindon in 2013. She developed a 7/7 sepsis and acute kidney injury team who now work tirelessly at the front door as well as on the wards to ensure that early bundled care for these two conditions is in place. Since starting this work, they have reduced mortality, ITU admissions and length of stay from these two important conditions.

Amanda has recently relocated to the Peak District and hopes to continue and further develop her work in sepsis, the deteriorating patient and electronic observations in her new role in Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

On-Demand Webinar