Order by newest oldest recommendations. Topics Healthcare Network Blood, sweat and tears. Something is very wrong with me. She was septic — people die of sepsis — nurses are supposed to recognise this. The nursing team is in handover — the worst time to get sick. I was on my third in a row and I was tired — the sort of tired where your eyes feel hot and sunken, and blinking takes three to four seconds, and you never knew a reflex could be so torturous. The other five have a range of problems.
Willa. Age: 32.
The nursing team is in handover — the worst time to get sick.
Irene. Age: 26.
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I call a friend who has never worked in healthcare, who is not a girl in her early 20s who just watched somebody the same age as their mother fight for their life and tried to fight with her. We deal with the temperature and the underlying infection, and leave the lady to sleep, with a promise that I will return in two hours to check on her. She was septic — people die of sepsis — nurses are supposed to recognise this. If you would like to write a piece for our new series Blood, sweat and tears, read our guidelines and get in touch by emailing healthcare theguardian.