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14. Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock

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Michael W. Perry
  • Define the following terms: systemic inflammatory response syndrome, sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock
  • Describe the typical clinical presentation including signs, symptoms, hemodynamic measure, and laboratory tests for each condition above
  • Describe the microbial pathogens of severe sepsis
  • Describe the mechanism of sepsis, including the components involving inflammatory cytokines and other mediators and the coagulation system
  • Describe the early goal-directed therapy of sepsis
  • Describe the significance of prompt initiation of broad-spectrum antibiotics
  • Determine appropriate fluid resuscitation for sepsis with colloids or crystalloids
  • Recommend an appropriate antibiotic regimen for treatment of sepsis based on patient characteristics and primary site of infection
  • Determine the role of vasoactive agents in supporting the physiologic function of a patient with sepsis, and select the appropriate vasoactive agents based on the details of a patient’s condition
  • Explain the benefits of glycemic control in patients with sepsis
  • Recommend the appropriate use of corticosteroids in severe sepsis and septic shock
  • Describe an appropriate monitoring program for patients with sepsis
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AccessPharmacy > Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 10e > Sepsis and Septic Shock
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Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock
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The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3)
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A users’ guide to the 2016 surviving sepsis guidelines


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