According to the NHS, the management of Sepsis involves three tests and treatments.

These are known as the ‘sepsis six’:


  • taking blood cultures – to discover what bacteria is causing the Sepsis
  • taking a blood sample – to determine how severe the case is
  • monitoring your urine output – to assess severity and kidney function


  • administering antibiotics
  • providing fluid intravenously
  • giving oxygen

This course of action should be administered within an hour of a diagnosis of Sepsis.