JAMA Published The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3) by Physicians from USA, Germany, France, Australia, Canada, Netherlands, and Belgium. The reason for this new definition…
SIRS criteria an immune response to infection can be diagnosed by ( 96.8<Temp>100.4, HR>90, RR>20 and 4K<WBC>12k). A new study in 172 ICUs among 109,663 patients with infection and
We were always told that Don’t underestimate triage or field vital signs! Now, we have a study that shows 25 % of patients presenting to ED with sepsis will progress to septic shock within 3 days.
NEJM published a study regarding appropriate MAP among patients with septic shock. Originally MAP of 65 was a target but the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guideline was recommending patients with HTN, may have benefit for higher
Journal of Emergency Medicine published an article with title of “Effective Antibiotic Treatment Prescribed by Emergency Physicians in Patients Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit With Severe Sepsis or Septic Shock” in Dec,2011.
How do we measure the fluid status in a patient with shock? This usually measures with CVP or Ultrasound. CVP measurement is possible when we have a central line(subclavian or intra-jugular). Ultrasound brought a quick assessment of volume status or fluid