Do you know how to identify sepsis? Many thousands of patients lose their lives to sepsis every year. Early recognition and treatment are the most important steps to reducing mortality. Here’s how to identify probable sepsis in the field, in 60 seconds or less. Continue reading “60 Seconds to Identify Sepsis”
Pediatric Resuscitation Tool [Template]
Today on the radio, I heard “The Twelve Days of Christmas” by Straight No Chaser (Best Christmas Song EVER!), and I was hit with a little extra Christmas cheer. So please accept my Pediatric Resuscitation Tool as an early Christmas gift from me to you! This document provides volume doses of important pediatric drugs and is fully editable to fit your local protocols. You can access the download here.
Don’t forget to share this little bit o’ Christmas cheer with all of your friends!
An important thing to remember when assessing your patients, is that low blood pressure is not shock. On that same token, high blood pressure does not rule out shock. I’m sure that everyone has probably heard that tachycardia may be one of the first indicators of shock… but what else can tell us? Enter the shock index. Continue reading “Is your patient in occult shock?”