Severe Sepsis

  • Suhel Al-Soufi
  • Vineet NayyarEmail author


  • The cornerstones of sepsis management are prompt haemodynamic optimisation, early and appropriate antibiotic therapy, organ-specific support and adjuvant therapy.

  • Fluid management of septic patients is time sensitive.

  • Mean arterial pressure (MAP) of at least 65 mmHg should be targeted in patients with septic shock.

  • Timely administration of antibiotic therapy, within 1 h of recognition of severe sepsis, is associated with improved outcome in life-threatening infections.


Septic Shock Severe Sepsis Mean Arterial Pressure Acute Kidney Injury Septic Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Intensive Care UnitSt Vincent’s HospitalDarlinghurstAustralia
  2. 2.Intensive Care UnitWestmead HospitalWestmeadAustralia

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