What is Sepsis Infection? 10 Sepsis Shock Symptoms!

Medical Treatment

Medical treatment

Septic shock usually demands hospital admission and a very complex treatment plan. Patients should receive urgent attention in the emergency department to stabilize their vitals. Some would then need to be admitted to an intensive care unit, while others would be admitted to a normal hospital unit.

Septic shock should be managed by treating the infection source and solving emerging problems. Depending on the patient and their exam results, doctors may need to correct electrolyte and pH levels, use vasopressors and other measures to increase blood pressure, correct hypoxia and tissue oxygenation, and treat organ dysfunction when it is present.

References

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