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Septic Severity Score (SSS)

Purpose:

To use the Septic Severity Score to gauge the severity of sepsis in surgical intenstive care patients.

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
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 Septic Severity Score was developed by Stevens at the University of Utah in 1983. It is intended to gauge the severity of the multi-organ involvement in a patient with the sepsis syndrome.

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