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This week's Med-Challenger free CME quiz - Sepsis Syndromes - the quick quiz covers the definition of sepsis and septic shock; the recommended sepsis screening tools according to the 2021 SSC guidelines as compared to the 2016 guidelines; the 2021 SSC recommendation (and if/how they have changed from previous guidelines) for resuscitation fluid in patients with sepsis or septic shock; the rate of fluid resuscitation in a septic patient; and standard vasopressor management of uncomplicated shock refractory to fluid challenges.
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Here's this week's sample CME board review question on sepsis syndromes:
A 55-year-old woman with a history of paraplegia and urinary retention is brought from a long-term care home with fever, chills, increasing confusion, hematuria, and reduced urinary output.
Her vital signs are as follows: blood pressure 88/56; pulse 110; respiratory rate 24; temperature 102°F (38.9°C).
She is lethargic, has a mildly distended suprapubic area, and no costovertebral angle tenderness. Serum creatinine is 3.1. Her white blood cell count is 18,000 and her platelet count is 110 x103/mm3. Urinalysis is positive for leukocytes, red blood cells, and many bacteria.
Blood and urine cultures are obtained and an intravenous infusion with plasmalyte 30 mL/kg ideal body weight is given, after which her blood pressure improves to 116/72 and her pulse rate drops to 89.
According to the definitions and screening tools endorsed by the 2021 Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) guidelines, which statement describes this patient’s condition?
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