UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Critical Care

Title: Sepsis and Pneumonia

Keywords: pneumonia, sepsis, severe sepsis, septic shock, mrsa, vancomycin (PubMed Search)

Posted: 1/28/2009 by Mike Winters, MD (Updated: 10/22/2020)
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Pneumonia and Sepsis

  • As we have discussed, one of the most important components in the ED management of sepsis is the administration of early and appropriate broad-spectrum antibiotics
  • Pneumonia remains one of the most common causes of sepsis in the US and worldwide
  • Given the steady rise in incidence of MRSA, remember to add vancomycin to your empiric treatment of patients with pneumonia and severe sepsis or septic shock