Sepsis was the biggest cause of direct maternal mortality identified in the 2011 Centre for Maternal and Child Enquiries (CMACE) report. The speed and severity with which sepsis affects pregnant and postnatal women, means that midwives need to be both aware of, and beware of sepsis.
Learning aims and objectives
On completion of this module you will be familiar with
Keywords and linking topics
Antenatal care, postnatal care, observations, group A streptococcus, sepsis
Activities and questions at the end of this resource will enable you to assess your knowledge and reflect on how you can incorporate it into your own practice. In the following questions, please select the answer that you believe to be correct. This will be marked and then you can move on to the next question. If you wish, at the end you can return for a further attempt at the questions.
Upon completion of the module, you will be able to download and save or print a certificate to include in your CPD/ revalidation portfolio.