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. 

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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. 

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