Resuscitation for patients with sepsis: past, present and future

The history of the treatment of sepsis

1 CPD Points, 1 CEUs.
Providers: CPDUK, CBRN

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Dr Anthony Delaney help_outline
Associate Professor University of Sydney and Professorial Fellow, Critical Care Division, The George Institute for Global Health
Lecture Summary

The history of the treatment for sepsis focussing on early resuscitation strategies, the role of early goal-directed therapy and protocolled resuscitation strategies for patients with sepsis and future directions for strategies for improving mortality and reducing morbidity related to resuscitating patients who have sepsis.

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Target Audience

Healthcare Professionals that care for septic patients

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • Describe the key role of resuscitation, source control and antibiotics in the early management of patients with sepsis and septic shock
  • Appreciate the importance of early recognition of patients with sepsis and septic shock
  • Understand the role of early goal-directed therapy and protocolled resuscitation strategies for patients with sepsis and septic shock
  • Understand the current uncertainties with regards to the role of fluids therapy and vasopressors for patents with sepsis and septic shock