a) What is the current Sepsis-3 definition of sepsis and septic shock? (20% marks)
b) Discuss the challenges of developing definitions for sepsis and septic shock, and the advantages of standardised definitions. (80% marks)
a) Sepsis-3 definitions of sepsis and septic shock:
" life-threatening organ dysfunction due to a dysregulated host response to infection "
An increase of 2 points or more of the SOFA score
Sepsis as above, as well as both:
(both criteria met = 40% mortality)
Advantages of standard definitions:
Challenges of creating standard definitions for sepsis:
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