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Sepsis Resuscitation

Consensus and Controversies

Montanaro, Nicholas MSN, RN, CRNA

doi: 10.1097/CNQ.0000000000000098
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Sepsis is a malignant intravascular inflammation representing the body's response to overwhelming and life-threatening infection. Sepsis can result in tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Critical care nurses are at the forefront for identifying sepsis and initiating the early goal-directed therapies that are known to improve survival. Among key factors in the successful resuscitation and stabilization of the septic patient are fluid management, establishment and maintenance of a secure airway, judicious use of pharmacological agents, and dynamic adjustments in therapy based on nuances detected in data from clinical monitoring.

University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor.

Correspondence: Nicholas Montanaro, MSN, RN, CRNA, University of Michigan Health System, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (

The author has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

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