Laboratory signs of sepsis [Infographic]

Patients with sepsis can present in a variety of ways making sepsis very difficult to diagnose. Clinicians are now encouraged to use tools, such as the Sequential (Sepsis-Related) Organ Failure Assessment Score (SOFA), to assist in screening for septic patients. In addition to the parameters outlined in the SOFA score (hypoxemia, blood pressure, platelets, bilirubin, creatinine, urine output, and Glascow Coma Scale), several other laboratory values may help identify patients at high risk for organ failure and sepsis.

Use this infographic as reference guide for lab results that you may see in septic patients.

Myrna B. Schnur, RN, MSN  
Reference:
Neviere, R. (2017, February 28). Sepsis syndromes in adults: Epidemiology, definitions, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and prognosis. Retrieved from UpToDate: https://www.uptodate.com/contents/sepsis-syndromes-in-adults-epidemiology-definitions-clinical-presentation-diagnosis-and-prognosis
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Posted: 3/11/2017 5:09:52 AM by Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP | with 3 comments


Comments
Judy Dusek
Excellent
9/11/2017 10:18:06 AM

parveen deswal
great job, its really very important to know
9/7/2017 7:45:33 PM

Mabel Morton
Thanks so much. I will share this with my class and hospital.
3/15/2017 9:18:40 AM

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