Article Abstract

Best practice for sepsis

Authors: Jordi Rello, Francesca Rubulotta

Abstract

The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) Guidelines recommend that “administration of systemic antibiotics be initiated as soon as possible after recognition and within one hour for both sepsis and septic shock” (1). In contrast, other bundles (2,3), such as those from the Institute Quality Improvement, suggested as reasonable a target within 3 hours.