Optimal management of septic shock. Rapid recognition and institution of therapy are crucial.

@article{Fitch2002OptimalMO,
  title={Optimal management of septic shock. Rapid recognition and institution of therapy are crucial.},
  author={Stephen J Fitch and James R. Gossage},
  journal={Postgraduate medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={111 3},
  pages={53-6, 59-60, 63-4 passim}
}
Septic shock is a common problem in hospitalized patients. Optimal management depends on rapid recognition, aggressive restoration of circulating volume with fluid boluses, initiation of appropriate antibiotic therapy, implementation of adequate monitoring, and meticulous attention to the details of care. Mean arterial pressure should be increased to between 65 and 75 mm Hg as soon as possible to reduce the likelihood of multiorgan dysfunction. Despite these therapeutic maneuvers, however… CONTINUE READING