Early Antibiotic Administration in Suspected Sepsis: Slam Dunk or Shrouded in Controversy, With Case Discussion
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Sepsis, Pharmacology, 2021
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The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is a presentation from the 2021 Critical Care Congress held virtually from January 31-February 12, 2021.

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  • Emphasize the importance of early administration of antibiotics in suspected sepsis and enumerate the benefits of this strategy
  • Discuss the pitfalls of a one-size-fits-all strategy in terms of antibiotic administration in suspected sepsis
  • Enumerate the harms associated with broad use of antibiotic therapy
  • Discuss situations in which early antibiotics in suspected sepsis should be administered and when a watch-and-wait strategy is reasonable


Early Antibiotic Administration in Suspected Sepsis: Slam Dunk or Shrouded in Controversy
Anand Kumar

Case Discussion
Rahul S. Nanchal

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Content Type Presentation
Knowledge Area Sepsis
Knowledge Area Pharmacology
Knowledge Level Intermediate
Knowledge Level Advanced
Membership Level Select
Tag Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome SIRS
Tag Shock
Tag Antibiotics
Year 2021
early administration of antibiotics
suspected sepsis
organ injury
prompt antimicrobial therapy
appropriate antibiotic choice
accelerated pathogen clearance
septic shock


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