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”
Is your patient in occult shock?
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?”