Sepsis Secondary to an Abdominal Wound Infection
This simulation was created for medical students and interns to teach the surviving sepsis guidelines.
Infections and sepsis are common diagnoses seen in the emergency department (ED). It is important for physicians to recognize, differentiate and treat systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock. This case allows learners a safe environment in which to examine, diagnose and treat a patient with septic shock.
At completion of this case learners should be able to:
- Recognize and differentiate between systemic inflammatory response syndrome, sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock.
- Prepare an appropriate differential diagnosis for a patient with sepsis.
- Demonstrate appropriate fluid resuscitation and antibiotic therapy for a septic patient.
- Demonstrate appropriate vasopressor therapy for a septic patient.
- Understand and apply the Surviving Sepsis Guidelines.
This case can use a high, medium or low fidelity simulation mannequin or a standardized patient. Alternatively, this case can also be used as an oral boards case.
Sepsis, wound infection, infectious disease, dermatology, shock.