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Septic shock in the ER: diagnostic and management challenges

Authors Worapratya P, Wuthisuthimethawee P

Received 13 November 2018

Accepted for publication 21 February 2019

Published 11 April 2019 Volume 2019:11 Pages 77—86

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OAEM.S166086

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Hans-Christoph Pape


Panita Worapratya, Prasit Wuthisuthimethawee

Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand

Abstract: Sepsis is a common presentation in the emergency department and a common cause of intensive care unit admissions and death. Accurate triage, rapid recognition, early resuscitation, early antibiotics, and eradication of the source of infection are the key components in delivering quality sepsis care. Evaluation of the patient’s volume status, optimal hemodynamic resuscitation, and evaluation of patient response is crucial for sepsis management in the emergency department.

Keywords: sepsis, Sepsis-3, resuscitation, lactate, fluid responsiveness


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