Remember Two Things: Sepsis

My latest Remember Two Things video is up over at EMS1. At EMS World last year I gave a 90 minute presentation about sepsis for EMS providers. This video answers the most essential question from that lecture in about four minutes.

The question: What can EMS providers really do to reduce mortality rates in sepsis patients?

The answer is here:

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Comments

  1. Sean Fontaine says:

    This was my 0500 pt this morning. I feel as though you were watching noting for this post instead of in quarters alseep. Seriously, I did have this exact pt, the early sepsis indicators w/recent UTI and already @ 103.1 F. Good post. I’ll miss you @ Operation Mountain Guardian tomorrow.

  2. King County EMS just had a lecture on sepsis by Dr. Carlbom that might be worth watching too. http://www.emsonline.net/ts/tuesday_2010.asp?date=0911&whichVid=TS_06-2011_Carlbom_512Kbps.flv&whichVidNum=2

  3. Very very good summary of the key points, Steve.

  4. An interesting study was published this summer that strikes a cautionary note against early aggressive fluid resuscitation in children with severe infection and sepsis. It was conducted in low-resource environments without western ICUs, but the results appear solid and they raise lots of questions. See the FEAST study, published at

    http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1101549

  5. Steve: Great video. I’ve been using it my classrooms teaching Sepsis. Share the curriculum with you if you are interested.

    Ross:

    I couldn’t access the presentation because I don’t have password/membership. Is this a King County access only?

    Thanks all, Greg

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