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Tag: Sepsis

Concise Critical Appraisal: Effect of Community-Acquired Pediatric Sepsis on Survivors
Killien et al (Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019;Epub ahead of print) set out to evaluate the prevalence of health-related quality of life (HRQL) decline in pediatric survivors of community-acquired sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock and to determine which factors are associated with a failure to return to baseline HRQL.

Education, Sepsis

Sepsis Definitions
New Recommendations Aim to Redefine Definition and Enhance Diagnosis of Sepsis, Septic Shock

Quality, Sepsis

Consideration of Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019 As Viral Sepsis and Potential Use of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
From Critical Care Explorations. Supportive treatment and immunomodulators have a critical place in the treatment of severe patients until effective antivirals are developed. Interleukin-6 antagonists, one of the immunomodulating agents, appears to be effective in the treatment of cytokine storm, but some patients continue to have severe lymphopenia and immunosuppression.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sepsis

A Global Solution for Sepsis
This session was presented during the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 47th Critical Care Congress. Flavia R. Machado, MD, PhD, discusses the current limitations of our knowledge of sepsis incidence and mortality rates as well as major disparities in sepsis care around the world. She proposes interventions for reducing sepsis incidence and improving sepsis outcomes worldwide.

Congress, Sepsis

Concise Critical Appraisal: PERSEVERE Biomarkers in Predicting AKI in Pediatric Septic Shock
Can the biomarkers identified in the Pediatric Sepsis Biomarker Risk Model (PERSEVERE II) be used to predict acute kidney injury and renal recovery in pediatric septic shock? This Concise Critical Appraisal explores a study in which Stanski et al (Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020;201:848-855) sought to answer this question.

Concise Critical Appraisal, renal, sepsis, Septic Shock

Support the Society of Critical Care Medicine and Its Mission
Support the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) by donating. Donations to SCCM benefit: Resource-Limited Areas, Sepsis Training, Quality Improvement, and Research. Because SCCM is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, every donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Donate, Education, FCCM, FDM, PFCCS, Quality, Research, Sepsis

Editorial: Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Tsunami of Data and a Plethora of Unanswered Questions
From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this editorial, the author discusses issues emerging from the study by Bhumbra et al. (Clinical features of critical coronavirus disease 2019 in children) that are worthy of discussion and further exploration, including the predilection for racial minorities, similarities and differences to sepsis, wide expression of clinical disease, and the conundrum of providing family centered care.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, pediatrics, Sepsis

Angelica Hale: SCCM ICU Heros Award Winner
ICU Heroes Award Winner Angelica Hale performs When You Believe by Whitney Houston.

Congress, ICU Heroes, Sepsis

Help Shape the Future of Sepsis Research on the National Level
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) is changing its priorities to invest in sepsis research in a more targeted and strategic way. In an important opportunity to help shape the future of sepsis research, NIGMS has issued a request for information related to its new priorities. The request for information is found here and is due by November 15, 2019.

Congress, Research, Sepsis

Editorial: Pediatric Sepsis in the Time of Coronavirus Disease 2019
From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this editorial, the author reviews ""Perspectives on Pediatric Sepsis in Patients with COVID-19"" from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Pediatric Guidelines Taskforce authors.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, pediatrics, Sepsis

Controversies in the Early Detection and Treatment of Sepsis
This session was presented during the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 47th Critical Care Congress.

Congress, Sepsis, Treatment

Foreword: Does Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Cause Sepsis?
From Critical Care Medicine. In this foreword, the authors contend that there should be no debate that SARS-CoV-2 is an important cause of sepsis and that labeling it as such is beneficial and appropriate.

ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sepsis

Early Identification of Sepsis: The Journey Since the Sepsis on the Wards Collaborative
This article was first published in the August 2019 issue of Critical Connections. AdventHealth Shawnee Mission in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, USA, had a unique opportunity to impact the care provided to patients with sepsis in partnership with the Surviving Sepsis Campaign’s (SSC) Sepsis on the Wards Collaborative. Three years later, building on this foundation, processes are still being streamlined to improve the care of this challenging population.


Perspective of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign on the Management of Pediatric Sepsis in the Era of Coronavirus Disease 2019
From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this article, the authors discuss the Surviving Sepsis Campaign International Guidelines for the Management of Septic Shock and Sepsis-associated Organ Dysfunction in Children as they relate to COVID-19.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pediatrics, Sepsis

Pediatric Sepsis 2018
This is a presentation from the 47th Critical Care Congress on pediatric sepsis.

Congress, On Demand, Sepsis

Sepsis and Coronavirus Disease 2019: Common Features and Anti-Inflammatory Therapeutic Approaches
From Critical Care Medicine. The authors present some common features shared by severe coronavirus disease 2019 patients and sepsis and describe proposed anti-inflammatory therapies for coronavirus disease 2019 which have been previously evaluated in sepsis.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sepsis, Therapies

SCCM Pod-403 Sepsis: The Hour-1 Bundle, the Future of Research, and More
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Mitchell M. Levy, MD, MCCM discuss the Hour-1 Bundle, the controversies of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign, and the future of sepsis.

Pulmonary, Research, Sepsis

Sepsis and COVID-19
This presentation is an overview of sepsis management in COVID-19 patient. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sepsis

SCCM Pod-406 Surviving Sepsis Campaign Children's Guidelines
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Scott L. Weiss, MD, FCCM, discuss the release of "Surviving Sepsis Campaign International Guidelines for the Management of Septic Shock and Sepsis-Associated Organ Dysfunction in Children," published in the February 2020 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Weiss S, et al. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2020;21(2);e52-e106).

Guidelines, Sepsis, Septic Shock

SCCM Pod-407 Life Following Pediatric Septic Shock
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Jerry J. Zimmerman, MD, PhD, FCCM, talk about the trajectory of long-term mortality and significant health-related quality of life disability among children encountering septic shock.

Sepsis, Septic Shock

SCCM Pod-409 SSC COVID-19 Guidelines
Explore the Surviving Sepsis Campaign's Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (Alhazzani W, et al. Crit Care Med. 2020 Mar 27; Epub ahead of print) with host Kyle B. Enfield, MD, and authors Mitchell M. Levy, MD, MCCM, and Waleed Alhazzani, MD, MSc, FRCPC.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Guidelines, Sepsis

SCCM Pod-VCCR10 Pathophysiology and Management of AKI
Richard Iuorio, MD, speaks with Kianoush Kashani, MD and Jim Reilly, MD about the pathophysiology and management of acute kidney injury.

AKI, Hypertension, Renal, Resuscitation, Sepsis

SCCM Pod-VCCR2 New Onset Atrial Fibrillation in Septic Shock
Sean P. Kane, PharmD, BCPS, speaks with Ishaq Lat, PharmD, about new onset atrial fibrillation in septic shock. In the epsiode, the issue of rate versus rhythm control is discussed as well as the need for anticoagulation among this patient population.

Anticoagulation, Sepsis, Septic Shock

SCCM Pod-VCCR6 Vasopressor Selection in Septic Shock
Sean P. Kane, PharmD, BCPS, speaks with Scott T. Benken, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology about vasopressor selection in septic shock.

Cardiology, Sepsis, Septic Shock, Vasopressors

Sepsis Alliance
The Sepsis Alliance aims to educate the public and healthcare professionals about sepsis.

Sepsis, Support Group, THRIVE

Sepsis: The Golden Hours; The Tipping Point
This is a presentation from the 47th Critical Care Congress on Sepsis: The Golden Hours; The Tipping Point.

Congress, On Demand, Sepsis

Surviving Sepsis Campaign Releases First Guidelines for Sepsis in Children
This article was originally published in the Spring 2020 Issue of Critical Conectionns. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SCC) in February released its first guidelines for pediatric patients with sepsis, marking a new milestone in the initiative’s mission to improve sepsis care and save lives.

Guidelines, Pediatrics, Sepsis

Surviving Sepsis Collaborative Stories
Raeann M. Fuller, CCRN, MSN, RN, CNML, and Steven Simpson, MD, discuss their experience as members of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Collaborative.

Congress, Sepsis

THRIVE: Recovery After a Hospitalization for Sepsis
Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection. This video offers strategies for sepsis survivors and their families