Current recommendations for diagnosis and management of sepsis and septic shockSmith, Jami S. MPA, PA-CJournal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants: October 2013 - Volume 26 - Issue 10 - p 42–45 doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000435007.55340.07 Review Article Abstract Author Information Abstract ABSTRACT: Early recognition of sepsis and early goal-directed therapy following evidence-based bundles can reduce patient mortality from sepsis and septic shock. This article reviews current recommendations for diagnosis and management. Author Information Jami S. Smith works in the simulation division of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and practices emergency medicine in the Philadelphia area. The author has indicated no relationships to disclose relating to the content of this article. © 2013 American Academy of Physician Assistants.