EM1710G "Sepsis in 2017: After Three Decades of Change, Where Are We Now?" (IM GR-102017)

The purpose of this lecture is to update the audience on recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis. Sepsis carries a huge burden of morbidity and mortality in the present day. In this lecture, we will review the evolution of diagnostic criteria for sepsis and their validation in current practice. We will discuss the latest evidence on management of patients with sepsis under the broad categories of resuscitation, infection control, and targeted interventions against specific pathobiologic mechanisms. Finally, we will review bundles and legislative mandates in contemporary sepsis care.

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Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand the evolution of diagnostic criteria for sepsis.
  • Appraise the relevance of sepsis definitions in the current clinical context.
  • Apply evidence based management strategies to treat patients with sepsis and septic shock.
  • Know sepsis guidelines and mandates in practice.
Course summary
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  • 1.00 AMA
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Photo: Snigdha Jain, M.D.Snigdha Jain, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine – CUH

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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