"improving intensive care in Scotland"


sepsis sign


There are 9 pages in this online induction module that should take around 30 minutes to read. The questions at the end should take 5 minutes to answer and should only be attempted after the module has been completed.


The links are provided to make navigation through the module easier. They contain essential information that forms part of the module.


Remember to click all the links and enable pop-ups in your web browser.


Educational Objectives

By the end of this module you should be able to:


1. Understand the definitions of SIRS, Sepsis and Septic Shock

2. Know the basic pathophysiology of SIRS and Sepsis

3. Recognise the clinical syndrome of sepsis and septic shock

4. Know how to manage the initial resuscitation of the septic patient

5. Describe the priorities and potential therapies for the first 24 hours and beyond

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