Does the Timing of Source Control in Sepsis Make a Difference?

October 21, 2022 00:18:32
Does the Timing of Source Control in Sepsis Make a Difference?
Critical Care Perspectives in Emergency Medicine
Does the Timing of Source Control in Sepsis Make a Difference?
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Show Notes

The emergency department resuscitation of patients with sepsis focuses on early recognition, timely administration of appropriate antibiotics, appropriate fluid resuscitation, early vasopressor initiation for patients with sepsis-induced hypoperfusion, and hemodynamic monitoring.  Source control is also an important component in the resuscitation of patients with sepsis.  Though current guidelines identify source control as a “best practice” the optimal timing of source control remains uncertain.  In this podcast, we discuss a recent study that evaluated the timing of source control with mortality in patients with community-acquired sepsis.

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