What are the best criteria to
identify sepsis and septic shock?
An international task force of experts has updated the definitions of sepsis and septic shock and
created a new bedside scoring tool to identify patients with suspected
infection who may be at high risk for poor outcomes. Based on the
Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score, the new quickSOFA states
that meeting 2 of 3 clinical criteria:
score will need to be validated further in multiple health care settings
before it can be widely accepted in clinical practice. (LOE = 5)
Singer M, Deutschman CS, Seymour CW, et al. The third
international consensus definitions for sepsis and septic shock (Sepsis-3).
Seymour CW, Liu VX, Iwashyna TJ, et al.
Assessment of clinical criteria for sepsis (Sepsis-3). JAMA