Drug dosing in sepsis

Pharmacology for critical care nurses

The lecture duration is 46min.

1 CPD Point, 1 CME credit approval pending, 1 CEU.
Accredited by CPDUK, Provider Pending and CBRN.

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Catherine McKenzie
Clinical Academic Research Lead, Pharmacy, Kings College Hospital, London
Lecture Summary

In this lecture Catherine will outline a number of basic principles in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and how they relate to the critical care patient, most specifically in sepsis and septic shock. The lecture will combine PK-PD theory and clinical applications, with a focus on antimicrobials and sedative agents.

Target Audience

Critical Care Nurses
Trainee Critical Care Doctors

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • Explore the basic principles of absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination
  • Briefly describe pharmacodynamic principles in antimicrobial prescribing
  • Reflect on the impact of sepsis and septic shock
  • Interpret in context of a clinical case