acute myocardial infarction, cardiogenic shock, MODS score, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS), oxygenation, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA), systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), tissue perfusion



  1. Simko, Lynn Coletta PhD, RN, CCRN
  2. Culleiton, Alicia L. DNP, RN, CNE


Abstract: The prognosis for a patient with multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS)-also known as organ dysfunction or organ failure-is grave, and mortality can be high when three or more organ systems fail. This article reviews ongoing abnormalities of organ-specific parameters and a bedside clinical scoring assessment tool to identify the mortality of MODS. This article focuses on the management of MODS resulting from cardiogenic shock in ICU patients who require support of failing organs to survive.