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Pediatric Septic Shock: Recognition and Management in the Emergency Department

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  • Consider sepsis in a patient with persistent, unexplained tachycardia.
  • Pediatric septic shock physiology can occur without hypotension.
  • Perform frequent reassessments, and if there is fluid overload, stop bolus fluid administration and initiate vasoactive medications.11
  • Recognition tools have been shown to improve outcomes by facilitating earlier adherence to evidence-based treatment regimens.19-24,44
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Authors

Ara Festekjian, MD, MS; Julia Glavinic, MD

Peer Reviewed By

Julia K. Lloyd, MD; Louis A. Spina, MD

Publication Date

November 2, 2022

CME Expiration Date

November 2, 2025

CME Credits

4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 4 ACEP Category I Credits, 4 AAP Prescribed Credits, 4 AOA Category 2-A or 2-B Credits.

Pub Med ID: 36279398

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