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Sepsis and Septic Shock




1.1. Learning Objectives

After studying this module on Sepsis and Septic Shock, you should be able to:

  • Describe the clinical features of sepsis in the critically ill patient
  • Identify the core principles of resuscitation and haemodynamic support of the septic patient
  • Explain the importance of identification and control of the source of infection
  • Outline the role of adjunctive therapies for sepsis


1.2. eModule Information

COBATrICe competencies covered in this module:


  • Adopts a structured and timely approach to the recognition, assessment and stabilisation of the acutely ill patient with disordered physiology
  • Obtains appropriate microbiological samples and interprets results
  • Recognises and manages the septic patient
  • Manages antimicrobial drug therapy
  • Uses fluids and vasoactive / inotropic drugs to support the circulation

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