Advances in Obstetric AnesthesiaManaging Maternal Sepsis Early Warning Criteria to ECMOPADILLA, CESAR MD; PALANISAMY, ARVIND MBBS, MD, FRCAAuthor Information Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose. Correspondence: Arvind Palanisamy, MBBS, MD, FRCA, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: June 2017 - Volume 60 - Issue 2 - p 418-424 doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000269 Buy Metrics Abstract Maternal sepsis is now a leading cause of direct maternal death during pregnancy. This review addresses the latest advances in the identification and management of critically ill parturients. Specifically, this review will focus on the vulnerability of pregnant women to sepsis, the utility of early warning criteria in the identification of the septic parturient, emphasize the immediate antibiotic management of suspected sepsis, and elaborate upon the latest understanding in the ventilatory management of parturients with sepsis. Copyright © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.