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How is sepsis treated in critical care?

Joane Goodroe
Nursing Specialist

Sepsis is a very serious condition. Survival is dependent on the ability to identify and quickly treat the underlying infection source and the overall health of the patient. Treatment usually includes the administration of antibiotics that treat a wide range of problems. Other drugs may be given to help stabilize the blood pressure. Fluids may be given. Some patients may require surgery to remove an identified infection.

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