have you seen septic shock develop this QUICKLY? - Page 2Register Today!
- Feb 24, '12 by Esme12Great advice, I concur... Just kidding. Really famiiarize yourself with sepsis as it can happen VERY fast.......great pick up and "gut feeling" on your part. Well done.
- Feb 24, '12 by caroladybelleSIRS can develop quite rapidly in some circumstances.
Admittedly my patients are hemo/onc and generally immunocompromised, but have seen where merely flushing a central line/access has sent a pt into decompensation within 15-30 minutes - the line was evidently infected.
Anything that can cause sudden severe cytokine release can cause rapid decompensation.