Sepsis management: An evidence-based approach

Muhammad Akbar Baig, Hira Shahzad, Bushra Jamil, Erfan Hussain

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The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) guidelines have outlined an early goal directed therapy (EGDT) which demonstrates a standardized approach to ensure prompt and effective management of sepsis. Having said that, there are barriers associated with the application of evidence-based practice, which often lead to an overall poorer adherence to guidelines. Considering the global burden of disease, data from low- to middle-income countries is scarce. Asia is the largest continent but most Asian countries do not have a well-developed healthcare system and compliance rates to resuscitation and management bundles are as low as 7.6% and 3.5%, respectively. Intensive care units are not adequately equipped and financial concerns limit implementation of expensive treatment strategies. Healthcare policy-makers should be notified in order to alleviate financial restrictions and ensure delivery of standard care to septic patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-338
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Early goal directed therapy (EGDT)
  • Sepsis in asia
  • Sepsis management bundle
  • Sepsis resuscitation bundle


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