Is it Time to Squeeze Down on Sepsis? The When, What and How of Vasopressor Use in Sepsis
The purpose of this activity is to reaffirm to the pharmacy team where our current sepsis metrics come from and highlight how these recommended interventions may not benefit every septic patient. Secondly, this activity will weigh the pros and cons of fluid administration and who should be receiving the recommended fluid boluses versus who should have early vasopressor initiation instead. We will also discuss the role of midodrine and whether this helps facilitate vasopressor discontinuation.
- List the key elements of the sepsis metrics recommended for the management of septic shock
- Describe the patient population who would benefit most from early vasopressor use
- Evaluate a patient case and choose an appropriate vasopressor
- Define the role of midodrine for the discontinuation of parenteral vasoactive medications
- 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist