Flashcards in General Sepsis Deck (17):
Presence of a microbe in the human body without an inflammatory response
Inflammation due to a microbe
Presence of viable bacteria in the blood
Life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection
Define septic shock
Subset of sepsis
Circulatory and cellular/metabolic dysfunciton associated with a higher risk of mortality
Patient has sepsis + you have tried to resuscitate but afte adequate attempts they are still not responding to treatment
Will septicaemia ever be the answer to any question?
Likelihood of causing disease
Define opportunistic pathogen
Infectious microorganism that is normally commensal/does not harm host but can cause disease when host's resistance is low e.g. immunosuppression
What is an accidental pathogen?
Pure random one
example - infection from a monkey
Like proper random
What are the local signs/symptoms of sepsis?
Blood PR if appropriate
What are the systemic signs/symptoms of sepsis?
What causes peritonitis?
Leakage of bowel contents into sterile peritoneal cavity
Leaky blood vessels happen in sepsis. True or false?
What does a patient have to score on SIRS in order to be diagnosed with sepsis?
2 or more
How many points on qSOFA does a patient need for sepsis to be considered?
2 or more
What does a patient have to score on a NEWS chart for sepsis to be considered?
5 or more