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Evidence-based updates to the 2016 Surviving Sepsis Guidelines and clinical implications

Lehman, Karen D., DNP, APRN, FNP-C

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000552679.69145.80
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Abstract: Despite numerous advances in understanding the pathophysiology of sepsis and its treatment, sepsis morbidity and mortality remain high. The 2016 Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines incorporated the latest research to formulate new sepsis diagnoses and updated treatment recommendations. This article reviews how to manage patients with sepsis and provides insight into the 2016 guidelines, updates, and suggestions.

Despite numerous advances in understanding the pathophysiology of sepsis and its treatment, sepsis morbidity and mortality remain high. The 2016 Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines incorporated the latest research to formulate new sepsis diagnoses and updated treatment recommendations. This article reviews how to manage patients with sepsis and provides insight into the 2016 guidelines, updates, and suggestions.

Karen D. Lehman is a hospitalist APRN at Newton Medical Center, Newton, Kan.

The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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