Sepsis: The Source Matters!
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Sepsis, 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.

Learning Objectives

  • Review differences in antimicrobial spectra, tissue penetration, and resistance that may influence therapy selection in the patient with sepsis
  • Identify pathogen-specific factors, including virulence factors and immunologic responses, that impact the course of disease in the patient with sepsis
  • Recognize the role of early source control in sepsis and septic shock, including an understanding of the need for early expert consultation

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Content Type Presentation
Knowledge Area Sepsis
Knowledge Level Foundational
Knowledge Level Intermediate
Knowledge Level Advanced
Membership Level Select
Tag Infection
Tag Guidelines
Year 2021
Dr. Ryan Mavis
infectious disease
critical care physician
source matters
organ failure
individualized approaches
antimicrobial therapy
source control
intra-abdominal sepsis


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