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Dead Man Walking: Clinical Use of qSOFA in Sepsis-Gustavo Flores

If you knew your patient with an infection would be dead in 18 hours, would you do anything different now? As sepsis progresses to septic shock, and the patient slips into a deadly spiral of cellular hypoperfusion, the healthcare team must identify and control the source of infection before multiorgan failure occurs. Could we have predicted this earlier? In addition to being able to identify and differentiate the patient in sepsis vs. septic shock and to begin appropriate treatment, participants will learn how the timely use of the qSOFA score prevents impending doom.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the current status of sepsis screening.

2. Describe the role of qSOFA in the screening of clinical sepsis.

3. Describe the role of bundles of care in the management of the patient in sepsis and septic shock.


Rhodes A, Evans L, Alhazzani W et al (2017) Surviving sepsis campaign: international guidelines for management of sepsis and septic shock: 2016. Crit Care Med 45:486–552

  • Format
  • Duration
    1 hour
  • Credits
    1 CE
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