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Infection

Sepsis 3.0 Guidelines

Sepsis 3.0 guidelines from 2016. Knowledge of the SOFA score has increased in importance since this was published. SIRS still exists as a concept but has been removed from the definition. 

Sepsis is a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection

Sepsis = Suspected infection + qSOFA>2 + organ dysfunction

Septic shock = Sepsis + Vasopressor requirement to MAP >65 + lactate >2 despite adequate fluid resuscitation

qSOFA (Quick SOFA) Criteria

Respiratory rate >22/min
Altered mentation
Systolic blood pressure <100 mm Hg

Seasonal Influenza: guidance for management in critical care

Seasonal Influenza: guidance for management in critical care from the ICS, the RCOA and FICM published in 2107

Introduction, diagnosis, treatment, complications and infection prevention and control. 

Useful information if a question on Flu comes up in the exam

Panton–Valentine leukocidin-positive Staphylococcus aureus

Panton–Valentine leukocidin-positive Staphylococcus aureus consensus statement. Loads of detail that you don't need but worth a skim read to understand what people are talking about when they say PVL pneumonia.

Check out the infographic for the key points.

Eye care in the ITU including advice regarding systemic fungal infection and the eye

Eye Care in the Intensive Care Unit: 2017 document from the ICS and the royal college of opthamologists. This answers any eye related questions including some very useful pictures  

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