Resources on Recognizing and Managing Sepsis


Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of  Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: 2012 [PubMed Abstract], [Full Text PDF]. Crit Care Med. 2013 Feb;41(2):580-637. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31827e83af.

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Surviving Sepsis Campaign Statement Regarding Hemodynamic and Oximetric Monitoring in Response to ProCESS and ARISE Trials – 1 October, 2014 [PDF]                      

Early recognition and management of septic shock in children, Pediatric Reports 2012; volume 4:e13 [Full Text PDF]

Designing a pediatric severe sepsis screening tool [PubMed Abstract], [Full Text HTML], [Full Text PDF].  Front Pediatr. 2014 Jun 16;2:56. doi: 10.3389/fped.2014.00056. eCollection 2014.

Using the Sepsis Protocols:Invasive and Non-Invasive Sepsis Protocols, 2011 Vimeo Lecture by Scott from EM Crit, This lecture and the screening protocol refers only to persons 18 years or older. 54:20. Excellent review of the GYNHA Stop Sepsis Protocols as of 4 years ago.

Accuracy of Handheld Point-of-Care Fingertip Lactate Measurement in the Emergency Department (Full Text PubReader), [Full Text HTML], [Full Text PDF] West J Emerg Med. Feb 2013; 14(1): 58-62. doi:10.5811/westjem.2011.5.6706


A randomized trial of protocol-based care for early septic shock [PubMed Abstract]. N Engl J Med. 2014 May 1;370(18):1683-93. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1401602. Epub 2014 Mar 18.

Podcast 120 – The ProCESS Trial with Derek Angus, EMCrit Blog 2014. [Show Notes] [Play Podcast]

ITS SEPSIS, NOT FLU….HOW TO TELL. YouTube Video    Published on Sep 12, 2012

Sepsis kills 37,000 people in the UK every year, and many more worldwide, yet it can be difficult to differentiate from viral flu infections in the early stages. This film explains how you can spot the difference and when to call a doctor or go to hospital. If in doubt, seek medical advice. The symptoms of SEPSIS can be described like this:

Severe shortness of breath
Extremely cold hands or feet
Palpitations or racing heart
Slurred speech
I‘ve never felt so bad
Shivering uncontrollably

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