What are the guidelines for managing pregnant women with 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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The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) recommends following the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines for managing pregnant women with sepsis or septic shock. [76] Treatment strategies include early recognition and resuscitation measures, supportive care, removal of the septic focus, administration of blood products as needed, and thromboprophylaxis, as well as the involvement of a multidisciplinary team. [11, 76] (See Shock and Pregnancy.)


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