is proud to endorse the International Guidelines for Management of
Sepsis and Septic Shock.
Sepsis is life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection.
Sepsis and septic shock are major healthcare problems, affecting
millions of people around the world each year, and killing as many as
one in four (and often more).
Similar to polytrauma, acute myocardial infarction, or stroke, early
identification and appropriate management in the initial hours after
sepsis develops improves outcomes.
The recommendations in this document are intended to
provide guidance for the clinician caring for adult patients with sepsis
or septic shock. Recommendations from these guidelines cannot replace
the clinician’s decision-making capability when presented with a
patient’s unique set of clinical variables. These guidelines are
appropriate for the sepsis patient in a hospital setting. These
guidelines are intended to be best practice (the committee considers
this a goal for clinical practice) and not created to represent standard
of care.Read further here...