Emergency Department Antimicrobial Considerations in Severe Sepsis.
Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2014 Nov;32(4):835-849
Authors: Green RS, Gorman SK
Severe sepsis and septic shock are common problems in the emergency department patient population and require expert clinical skill by members of the emergency department team to maximize optimal patient outcomes. Although various guidelines have been developed for the management of these patients, issues around antimicrobial-related considerations in critically ill patients require further evidence-based attention. In this review article, important factors related to patient illness, microorganism, timing of antimicrobial administration, and source control are discussed.
PMID: 25441038 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]