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Multiple System Organ Failure Score

Purpose:

To use the Multiple System Organ Failure Scoring System to evaluate a patient with the sepsis syndrome.

Specialty:

Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Infectious Diseases

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage, failure handling and therapy escalation, disease progression

ICD-10:

A40, A41, R57.2, R65.1

Description:

The multiple organ dysfunction syndrome is defined as the presence of altered organ function in an acutely ill patient such that homeostasis cannot be maintained without intervention. The Multiple System Organ Failure Scoring system assesses seven key organ systems for failure on the first day of the sepsis syndrome. From the number of severely affected organs it is possible to predict the mortality of patients with the Sepsis Syndrome.

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