Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock

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Release Date : March 27 2018

A Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines For Management Of Severe Sepsis And Septic Shock: 2016

In 2014, the SCCM and the ESICM convened a task force of specialists to reexamine the definitions of terms used to identify patients along the sepsis continuum. In 2016, this task force published the Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3). The new definitions and recommendations included tools, based on an updated understanding of the pathobiology of sepsis, that can be used to predict adverse outcomes in patients with infection. This article discusses the new SSC treatment guidelines, changes in the sepsis bundle interventions, and the Sepsis-3 definitions and tools, all of which enable nurses to improve patient outcomes through timely collaborative action.

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