Early Identification and Management of Patients with Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock in the Emergency Department.
Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2014 Nov;32(4):759-776
Authors: Keegan J, Wira CR
Severe sepsis and septic shock have great relevance to Emergency Medicine physicians because of their high prevalence, morbidity, and mortality. Treatment is time-sensitive, depends on early identification risk stratification, and has the potential to significantly improve patient outcomes. In this article, we review the pathophysiology of, and evidence basis for, the emergency department management of severe sepsis and septic shock.
PMID: 25441033 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]