What are the management principles for sepsis/septic shock?

Updated: Oct 07, 2020
  • Author: Andre Kalil, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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Answer

Management principles for septic shock include the following:

  • Early recognition

  • Early and adequate antibiotic therapy

  • Source control

  • Early hemodynamic resuscitation and continued support

  • Proper ventilator management with low tidal volume in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)


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