Effective Recognition and Management of Distributive Shock: Video #1

Determining whether a patient has sepsis and identifying the early signs of organ dysfunction is key. This activity outlines the rationale for Sepsis-3 guidelines and how it differs from previous sepsis identification methods, plus describes how to use Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) and Quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) tools.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Explain the rationale for Sepsis-3 Guidelines and how it differs from previous sepsis identification methods.
  • Describe how to use the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) tool and the Quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) tool.
  • Identify medical management recommendations for distributive and septic shock.