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Keywords

sepsis, Sepsis-3, septic shock, Sequential (sepsis-related) Organ Failure Assessment, Severe Sepsis/Septic Shock Early Management Bundle, Surviving Sepsis Campaign 2016 Guidelines, systemic inflammatory response syndrome variables

 

Authors

  1. Lehman, Karen D. DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Abstract

Abstract: Despite numerous advances in understanding the pathophysiology of sepsis and its treatment, sepsis morbidity and mortality remain high. The 2016 Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines incorporated the latest research to formulate new sepsis diagnoses and updated treatment recommendations. This article reviews how to manage patients with sepsis and provides insight into the 2016 guidelines, updates, and suggestions.