Sepsis

The superb sepsis session! Kicking off with Anthony Delaney, intensivist, ED physician and ARISE investigator, then Sanj Fernando talking about the new diagnostic sepsis tool, qSOFA. Swiftly followed by the excellent Paul Marik, Professor of Critical Care in Eastern Virginia talking by Skype on the truth about lactate. ID physician Kate Clezy straightens us out on appropriate antibiotic therapy; the balance between fluid resuscitation and vasopressor use is illuminated by our intensivist friends, Ian Seppelt and Anders Aneman, and finally, Mal Green from the Clinical Excellence Commission brings us up to date about Rapid Response initiatives.