Latest News: Link Between Sepsis and COVID-19 Confirmed
The Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA), the European Society for Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), and the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) released a consensus paper in Intensive Care Medicine recognizing that patients critically ill with COVID-19 have viral sepsis, despite some differences from sepsis caused by other pathogens.
Patients with severe COVID-19 suffer from multi-organ dysfunction, including acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), vasodilatory shock, acute kidney injury, coagulopathy, and impaired brain, heart, and gastrointestinal function; these represent the common clinical manifestations that characterize sepsis.
About The Surviving Sepsis Campaign
Sepsis and septic shock are leading causes of death worldwide. Implement the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines and the Hour-1 Bundle and be part of the international effort to reduce mortality and morbidity. Guidance for children is now also available.