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Sepsis and Septic Shock

Sepsis is one of the most common diagnosis in ICU, accounting to more than 10% of all ICU admissions.


To learn more about sepsis, see the following presentation:

  sepsis and septic shock    

Additional Reading

For review of recent sepsis trials, visit PulmCCM.

For more information on resuscitation including fluids and vasopressors, refer to Shock.

What should you be able to answer after reviewing sepsis?


  1. Angus DC, van der Poll T. Severe sepsis and septic shock. N Engl J Med. 2013; 369:840-851.

  2. The ProCESS Investigators. A randomized trial of protocol-based care for early septic shock. N Engl J Med. 2014; 370:1683-1693.