Sepsis guidelines: The work of the society of critical care medicine

Ranna A. Rozenfeld*

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Abstract

The Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American College of Critical Care Medicine created the first set of sepsis guidelines in 1999. The guidelines were developed in response to a call upon medical professional organizations, by the Institute of Medicine, to develop clinical practice guidelines to facilitate best practices and potentially improve patient outcomes. These guidelines only dealt with adult patients, leaving out the pediatric population. In 2002, the American College of Critical Care Medicine published the first set of pediatric guidelines. The main algorithm from the pediatric guidelines has been incorporated into the Pediatric Advanced Life Support sepsis guidelines. Both the adult and pediatric guidelines have undergone revisions. The most recent pediatric guidelines were published in 2009.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-122
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2014

Keywords

  • American college of critical care medicine
  • Guidelines
  • Sepsis
  • Wociety of critical care medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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