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Septic Shock Score

Purpose:

To use the Simplified and Complete Septic Shock Scores to evaluate a patient with septic shock.

Specialty:

Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, laboratory tests, criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

R57.2

Description:

Patients with septic shock have an increased mortality rate. The Simplified and Complete Septic Shock Scores are derived from clinical variables and correlate with the mortality rates seen. The Simplified Score can be derived early in the patient course. The Complete Score is more specific but requires culture results, which may take a day or more to collect. This system can be used for septic shock patients in lieu of the APACHE or SAPS scoring systems.

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