Executive summary: Surviving sepsis campaign international guidelines for the management of septic shock and sepsis-associated organ dysfunction in children

Scott L. Weiss*, Mark J. Peters, Waleed Alhazzani, Michael S.D. Agus, Heidi R. Flori, David P. Inwald, Simon Nadel, Luregn J. Schlapbach, Robert C. Tasker, Andrew C. Argent, Joe Brierley, Joseph Carcillo, Enitan D. Carrol, Christopher L. Carroll, Ira M. Cheifetz, Karen Choong, Jeffry J. Cies, Andrea T. Cruz, Daniele de Luca, Akash DeepSaul N. Faust, Claudio Flauzino de Oliveira, Mark W. Hall, Paul Ishimine, Etienne Javouhey, Koen F.M. Joosten, Poonam Joshi, Oliver Karam, Martin C.J. Kneyber, Joris Lemson, Graeme MacLaren, Nilesh M. Mehta, Morten Hylander Møller, Christopher J.L. Newth, Trung C. Nguyen, Akira Nishisaki, Mark E. Nunnally, Margaret M. Parker, Raina M. Paul, Adrienne G. Randolph, Suchitra Ranjit, Lewis H. Romer, Halden F. Scott, Lyvonne N. Tume, Judy T. Verger, Eric A. Williams, Joshua Wolf, Hector R. Wong, Jerry J. Zimmerman, Niranjan Kissoon, Pierre Tissieres

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Abstract

In 2001, the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) began to develop evidence-based guidelines and recommendations for the resuscitation and management of patients with sepsis. With the 2016 edition, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and European Society of Intensive Care Medicine recommended a separate task force be dedicated to guideline formulation for children. The objective of the “Surviving Sepsis Campaign International Guidelines for the Management of Septic Shock and Sepsis-associated Organ Dysfunction in Children” is to provide guidance for the care of infants, children, and adolescents with septic shock and other sepsis-associated organ dysfunction. Recommendations are intended to guide “best practice” rather than to establish a treatment algorithm or to define standard of care and cannot replace the clinician's decision-making capability when presented with a patient's unique set of clinical variables.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-195
Number of pages10
JournalPediatric Critical Care Medicine
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

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Copyright © 2020 by the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies

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