Sepsis – how big a problem is it?

A review of the evidence

The lecture duration is 43min.

0.75 CPD Points, 0.75 CEUs, 0.75 CME credits approval pending.
Accredited by CPDUK, CBRN and Provider Pending.

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Mervyn Singer
Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at University College London
Lecture Summary

Sepsis is certainly a major cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide, but how common is it? Do we have any idea of true incidence and mortality? This talk will critically examine current epidemiology and ask the questions as to how many deaths are directly attributable, and how many are avoidable.

Target Audience

Critical Care Doctors
Critical Care Nurses

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Better understand the epidemiology of sepsis
  • Challenge the current dogma
  • Question the proportion of attributable and avoidable deaths
  • Appreciate that many patients do not have an infection but rather sepsis mimics
  • Place management in context