Australian Sepsis Network

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Resuscitation for patients with sepsis: past, present and future

1 Credit(s)

1 CPD point, 1 CE Contact Hour
Providers: CPDUK, CBRN

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Anthony Delaney

Dr Anthony Delaney

Associate Professor University of Sydney and Professorial Fellow, Critical Care Division, The George Institute for Global Health

Anthony Delaney is an Intensive Care Specialist with a background in both Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care. He began his training in Emergency Medicine, obtaining his Fellowship with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine in 2000. He was awarded the Peter Buchanan Prize for the best performance in the Fellowship examination. He completed his clinical training in Intensive Care in 2002 and was awarded the G.A. Don Harrison Prize for the best performance in the fellowship examination for the Faculty of Intensive Care, Australian New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, and was admitted to Fellowship of the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine in 2002. He completed his PhD at the University of Sydney in 2014, with his thesis “The efficient measurement of resource utilisation in clinical trials in critical care”. Associate Professor Delaney is a chief investigator on peer-reviewed grants that have successfully attracted over $6.5 million in funding, including the ARISE and ARISE-FLUIDS studies of resuscitation for patients with severe sepsis. He has published manuscripts in leading general medical journals The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and BMJ as well as international critical care journals Critical Care Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine and Critical Care. He is an Intensive Care Physician, with a role as a Senior Staff Specialist in the Malcolm Fisher Intensive Care Unit at the Royal North Shore Hospital. He lives in Sydney with his talented wife Clare, his beautiful daughters Grace Mary and Brigid Mary, and his handsome son Patrick Christopher.


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Talk Summary:

The history of the treatment for sepsis focussing on early resuscitation strategies, the role of early goal-directed therapy and protocolled resuscitation strategies for patients with sepsis and future directions for strategies for improving mortality and reducing morbidity related to resuscitating patients who have sepsis.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this lecture the attendee will be able to:

  1. Describe the key role of resuscitation, source control and antibiotics in the early management of patients with sepsis and septic shock
  2. Appreciate the importance of early recognition of patients with sepsis and septic shock
  3. Understand the role of early goal-directed therapy and protocolled resuscitation strategies for patients with sepsis and septic shock
  4. Understand the current uncertainties with regards to the role of fluids therapy and vasopressors for patents with sepsis and septic shock


Additional CME Info

Release Date: February 1, 2020, Termination Date: January 31, 2023

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of EB Medicine and Continulus. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: EB Medicine designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per lecture. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Commercial Support: This activity received no commercial support.

Earning Credit: In order to earn CME credit, the participant must take the pre-test, listen to the lecture, take the CME post-test, and complete the post-test evaluation.

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