Pre-hospital lactate measurement: is it feasible?

It is well documented that sepsis is one of the leading causes of death in the UK, associated with high mortality rates and costing the NHS in excess of 2.5 billion pounds every year. Several studies have investigated the effect of recognition tools in the identification of sepsis and septic shock; however, to date, few have explored the contribution of point of care (POC) lactate testing on the early detection of sepsis.

Subscribe to get full access to the Journal of Paramedic Practice

Thank you for vising the Journal of Paramedic Practice and reading our archive of expert clinical content. If you would like to read more from the only journal dedicated to those working in emergency care, you can start your subscription today for just £48.

CPD Focus

Reading the Journal of Paramedic Practice counts towards your professional development

Develop your career

We provide professional information dedicated to paramedics covering training, education and jobs

Stay informed

Get the latest clinical information to ensure you are aware of the latest think and best practice in paramedicne

Subscribe now

Already registered? - Sign in here

Keep up to date with Journal of Paramedic Practice!

Sign up to Journal of Paramedic Practice’s regular newsletters and keep up-to-date with the very latest clinical research and CPD we publish each month.