Jeffrey P. Green, M.D.
Dr. Green is Clinical Research Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA.
Within the past 12 months, Dr. Green reports no commercial conflict of interest.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, CCME staff, and interMDnet staff have nothing to disclose.
Estimated course time: 1 hour(s).
Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:
Describe severe sepsis and discuss the importance of rapid and accurate risk stratification and apply it to the care of patients
Discuss currently available clinical risk stratification tools for rapid risk stratification of severe sepsis in non-intensive care unit settings
Describe the physiology of lactate metabolism and its implications for use in sepsis risk stratification
Supplement clinical risk stratification of severe sepsis by application of inflammatory biomarkers.