Continuing Professional Development: Update on the management on sepsis: what a paramedic needs to know

OverviewThis Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module will provide a brief reminder of the definitions of sepsis and septic shock before describing the key diagnostic criteria, outlining risk stratification in the pre-hospital setting, and detailing how these patients can be treated according to current guidelines.Learning OutcomesAfter completing this module you should be able to:Define sepsis and septic shock.Describe the key diagnostic criteria.Appreciate risk stratification for sepsis.Outline a management plan for the septic patient.

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