The mortality rate for severe sepsis is higher than that for stroke and acute myocardial infarction combined. By completing this session, you can augment your skills in the management of patients with sepsis. This CE offering helps you to quickly and accurately recognize risk factors and assessment findings that can help you adeptly confront sepsis in the early stages and more efficiently document the cause.
This presentation addresses the epidemiology and rising costs of sepsis in the U.S., focusing on mortality rates and addressing ways to improve patient outcomes. A full-scale review of screening tools and lab tests are combined with the most effective pharmacologic management for patients with sepsis.
The following topics are included in this session:
- Clusters or subtypes of sepsis
- SIRS criteria
- Antibiotic management and source control
- Emerging therapies (e.g., probiotics, fecal microbiota transplant)