The Third International Consensus Definition for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3) outlined criteria for the diagnosis of septic shock.
Patient selection: evidence of sepsis and organ dysfunction (with SOFA score >= 2)
Criteria for septic shock - all of the following:
(1) vasopressors required to maintain the mean arterial pressure >= 65 mm Hg
(2) serum lactate > 2 mmol/L
(3) adequate fluid resuscitation
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Purpose: To evaluate a patient with sepsis for evidence of septic shock.
Specialty: Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Objective: criteria for diagnosis