Fluid Resuscitation and Sepsis

Webinar Description: 

This session presents evidence-based fluid management strategies for adult and pediatric patients with sepsis and septic shock. Recommendations for fluid resuscitation, stabilization, and maintenance are discussed. The latest Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines for fluid resuscitation are reviewed. 

This course was originally recorded on 3/28/2019.

Target Audience

Nurses, physicians, physician assistants, emergency responders, pharmacists, and other healthcare staff

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  • Restate fluid management for adult and pediatric sepsis patients.
  • Review indications, considerations, and contraindications of fluid resuscitation. 
  • Identify multiple methods to determine fluid responsiveness.


Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided by bioMérieux, Inc. and Cheetah Medical, Inc. for this webinar.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 Participation
  • 1.70 RN CE Contact Hours
    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.
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Heath Latham, MD, FCCP

Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, University of Kansas Medical Center

Dr. Latham completed his MD degree in 2001 at the University of Kansas Medical School and then completed Internal Medicine Residency and a Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in 2008.  He has been on faculty since 2008 and promoted to Associate Professor in 2013. His time is primarily spent in clinical service and educating students, residents, and fellows in the clinical setting.  He works with the Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine fellows in the medical intensive care unit, on inpatient pulmonary consults, and in the outpatient pulmonary clinic.  He has specific clinical interests in Sepsis, Shock, COPD, non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring, and chronic cough as well as research interests in hemodynamic monitoring and resuscitation of shock.

Dr. Latham disclosed disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Mark Piehl, MD

Pediatric Intensivist, WakeMed Children's

Dr. Piehl is a pediatric intensivist at WakeMed in Raleigh, NC, and Founder and Chief Medical Officer of 410 Medical Innovation, a company focused on improving resuscitation in shock, sepsis, and trauma. Mark served as Medical Director of the WakeMed Children's Hospital and Director of Pediatrics at WakeMed Physician Practices from 2009 to 2015. He also serves as Medical Advisor for WakeMed Mobile Pediatric Critical Care transport team and teaches frequently on pre-hospital management of critically ill children. Mark has faculty appointments in the Departments of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina and Duke University. He received his BA from Davidson, and his MD and Master’s of Public Health from UNC Chapel Hill. He trained in pediatrics, internal medicine, and pediatric critical care at UNC.

Dr. Piehl disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Sepsis Alliance is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 1.7 contact hours.

Other healthcare providers will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.25 contact hours.

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Available Credit

  • 1.25 Participation
  • 1.70 RN CE Contact Hours
    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.
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This activity includes:

  • Pre-test
  • Downloadable slides
  • Pre-recorded webinar
  • Post-test
  • Evaluation

All components must be completed to earn a certificate of attendance. This course can be completed at your convenience.