Adjusting to 2016 Sepsis-3: What Is Sepsis Now and Where Do We Go From Here?
Huang Po Yu1
1TBD, TBD, Singapore
The Third International Consensus Task force updated the definition of sepsis (SEPSIS-3) in the Journal of the American Medical Association 2016. The new definition has significant implications for the emergency department.The new recommendations depart from SIRS and introduces SOFA and qSOFA as tools to operationalize the new definition of sepsis. This presentation will explore how SEPSIS-3 impacts identification and treatment of sepsis, why the changes were made, and what are the concerns and controversies.