Executive Summary: Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for the Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock 2021

Laura Evans, Andrew Rhodes, Waleed Alhazzani, Massimo Antonelli, Craig M. Coopersmith, Craig French, Flávia R. MacHado, Lauralyn McIntyre, Marlies Ostermann, Hallie C. Prescott, Christa Schorr, Steven Simpson, W. Joost Wiersinga, Fayez Alshamsi, Derek C. Angus, Yaseen Arabi, Luciano Azevedo, Richard Beale, Gregory Beilman, Emilie Belley-CoteLisa Burry, Maurizio Cecconi, John Centofanti, Angel Coz Yataco, Jan De Waele, R. Phillip Dellinger, Kent Doi, Bin Du, Elisa Estenssoro, Ricard Ferrer, Charles Gomersall, Carol Hodgson, Morten Hylander Møller, Theodore Iwashyna, Shevin Jacob, Ruth Kleinpell, Michael Klompas, Younsuck Koh, Anand Kumar, Arthur Kwizera, Suzana Lobo, Henry Masur, Steven McGloughlin, Sangeeta Mehta, Yatin Mehta, Mervyn Mer, Mark Nunnally, Simon Oczkowski, Tiffany Osborn, Elizabeth Papathanassoglou, Anders Perner, Michael Puskarich, Jason Roberts, William Schweickert, Maureen Seckel, Jonathan Sevransky, Charles L. Sprung, Tobias Welte, Janice Zimmerman, Mitchell Levy

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Abstract

The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) International Guidelines for the Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock provide guidance on the care of hospitalized adult patients with (or at risk for) sepsis, based on systematic summary and assessment of relevant literature. This executive summary reviews the history, scope, methodology, and major recommendations of the guidelines, focusing on aspects that are new or different compared with the 2016 guidelines that were published in 2017. Full description of the guidelines process and recommendations are provided in the complete guidelines document.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1974-1982
Number of pages9
JournalCritical Care Medicine
Volume49
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2021

Keywords

  • Adults
  • evidence-based medicine
  • guidelines
  • sepsis
  • septic shock

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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