Shock Talk Episode 1: Sepsis Definition, Management, and Treatment
This podcast provides information on using the Sepsis 3 guidelines to identify, manage, and treat distributive shock. Also available Optimizing Survival from Distributive Shock and Optimizing Patient Survival from Distributive Shock: A Guidelines-based Approach

Shock Talk Episode 1: Sepsis Definition, Management, and Treatment

Sophia Chu-Rogers, ACNP, FNP, FAANP, FCCM; Monica N. Tombasco, MS, MSNA, FNP-BC, CRNA

This activity outlines the definition, management, and treatment of distributive, or septic shock with attention to the Sepsis 3 Guidelines.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize distributive shock and the goals of the Surviving Sepsis and the Sepsis-3 campaigns.
  • Select the appropriate interventions for septic shock.
  • Identify clinical responses to determine appropriate interventions in the patient with septic shock.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Approval is valid through August 31, 2019. 

Disclosure Policy Statement

It is the policy of AAPA to require the disclosure of the existence of any significant financial interest or any other relationship a faculty member has with the commercial interest of any commercial product discussed in an educational presentation. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.


The opinions and comments expressed by faculty and other experts, whose input is included in this program, are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs mentioned in this program including indications, contraindications, warnings, and adverse reactions and dosage before administering to patients.

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from La Jolla Pharmaceutical.

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