Sponsored Session: Physiologically Informed Fluid Decisions: Critical for Care of Sepsis Patients

Session Description: 

Sponsored by Baxter

This presentation will review physiology and existing data related to using dynamic assessments to inform treatment decisions in septic and critical care patients. The impact of incorporating dynamic assessments into treatment decisions and how to implement into practice will be discussed.

This course was originally recorded in September 2020 as part of the 2020 Sepsis Alliance Summit.

Target Audience

Nurses, physicians, pharmacists, emergency responders, healthcare management teams, and other healthcare staff may benefit.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, the attendee should be able to:

  • Review the physiology of fluid responsiveness.
  • Apply principles of fluid management to treatment of septic and critical care patients.
  • Discuss existing data and literature to understand impact of fluid decisions on patient outcomes.
  • Restate concepts and algorithms for incorporating dynamic assessments into management of septic and critical care patients.

Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for this sponsor innovation webinar by Baxter.

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Ivor Douglas, M.D., FRCP, FCCP

Chief, Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center

Professor at University of Colorado

Dr. Douglas has directed the medical ICU at Denver Health Medical Center since 2002. He graduated from medical school in South Africa and after Internal Medicine Residency training in London, he completed pulmonary and critical care fellowship training at the University of Chicago. He is Principal Investigator for ongoing investigations in several aspects of critical care, including basic mechanistic studies in acute lung injury, sepsis, septic shock, and therapeutic strategies for sedation and delirium in the critically ill. Dr. Douglas serves on the steering committees and safety monitoring boards for multicenter international studies in critical illness. He directs an NIH- and industry-funded research program exploring sepsis, ARDS, and long-term outcomes from critical illness. He has authored or co-authored over 100 scientific publications and book chapters. Dr. Douglas received teaching awards at the University of Chicago, Columbia University, and University of Colorado. He served as chair of the American Thoracic Society’s Health Policy Committee and the ATS Critical Care Assembly program committee for 2014-16. He is Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) and is an avid music listener, player, and choral singer.

No continuing education credits are offered for this sponsored session.

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No continuing education credits are offered for this sponsored session.