Sepsis information and resources

The NT Health sepsis pathways are for use in all settings. They incorporate evidence-based risk criteria to help clinicians recognise sepsis early and support early escalation of care and management.​

For acute care:

For primary health care:


The NT Health sepsis guidelines are intended to support the sepsis pathways and provide further guidance in:

  • Best practice and a consistent approach across all NT health services for early sepsis recognition and management.
  • Where sepsis is suspected, empower staff to escalate care to clinicians experienced in recognising and managing sepsis.
  • Engaging senior medical staff in sepsis recognition and management of patients.
  • Supporting the provision of education and information for patient and carers.

For acute care:

For primary health care:

The Remote Health Atlas or Primary Health Network sites have updated their sepsis guidelines to align with NT Health to ensure consistency of practice across the NT.

Sepsis clinical care standard

The goal of the sepsis clinical care standard is to ensure that a patient presenting with signs and symptoms of sepsis receives optimal care, from symptom onset through to discharge from hospital and survivorship care.

This includes timely recognition of sepsis, early and appropriate antimicrobial therapy and continuity of care from the acute setting through to discharge and survivorship (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC), 2022).

The sepsis clinical care standard is linked to the antimicrobial stewardship clinical care standard, for more information go to the ACQHC website.

Online learning modules

A sepsis e-learning module is available from the Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) e-learning site. This is for all health professionals who want to learn more about sepsis. The e-module uses case studies to familiarise you with the NT Health sepsis pathways and tests your knowledge about sepsis recognition and management processes.

To complete the learning module, go to the RAHC website.

Public awareness information

PosterNT Health developed in partnership with ACSQHC
BrochureNT Health developed in partnership with ACSQHC
YouTube videoSpotlight on sepsisNT Health developed in partnership with ACSQHC
YouTube animationSepsis Signs and SymptomsNT Health developed in partnership with ACSQHC

WebsiteWhat is sepsis? Global Sepsis Alliance
WebsiteLife after sepsis: A guide for survivors, carers and bereaved familiesAustralian Sepsis Network

Social media groupAustralia & NZ Sepsis Support GroupFacebook
WebsitePatients and familySepsis alliance
WebsiteIs it Sepsis?T for Thomas

Last updated: 19 October 2022

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