Innovative Sepsis Screening Tool Wins Award

Advanced Paramedic, Daniel Butterworth, who is currently a University of Bolton Advanced Practitioner MSc student has used his final year project to develop an innovative screening tool for the ambulance service.

With its potential to have national and international impact, Daniel has been selected for an award from the University, recognising its significance for patient care.

Senior Lecturer for the course, Dr. Chris Mulryan, said: “Daniel is breaking new ground with his project that will undoubtedly have far reaching implications both nationally and internationally.”

Daniel has formulated a pre-hospital screening tool to identify sepsis, a potentially fatal condition in which the body’s reaction to infection is to send the immune system into overdrive. This reaction can lead to a sudden drop in blood pressure, impacting on blood clotting and the blood supply to vital organs, such as the brain and heart.”