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ISID Knowledge Exchange Live Webinar: The Value of a Multidisciplinary Approach to Sepsis Management
12/09/2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am EDT
Save the date for our next live, open-access webinar, The Value of a Multidisciplinary Approach to Sepsis Management, happening on September 12, 2023 at 9am EST/ 1pm GMT/ 3pm CET.
Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. Despite recent progress in the understanding and treatment of sepsis, few data or recommendations exist that detail effective approaches to sepsis care in resource-limited low income and middle-income countries. Although few data exist on the burden of sepsis in LMICs, the prevalence of HIV and other comorbid conditions in some LMICs suggest that sepsis is a substantial contributor to mortality in these regions. In well-resourced countries, sepsis management relies on protocols and complex invasive technologies not widely available in most LMICs. However, key concepts and components of sepsis management are potentially translatable to resource limited environments. Health personnel in LMICs should learn how to recognize sepsis and the importance of early and appropriate antibiotic use and laboratory diagnosis of sepsis. Simple and low-cost standardized laboratory testing should be emphasized to allow accurate diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of treatment response. Evidence-based interventions and treatment algorithms tailored to LMIC ecology and resources should thus be developed and validated.
• Nesrine Rizk, AUBMC, Lebanon
• Sepsis Management Challenges - AMR
• Salah Zein-El-Dine, AUBMC, Lebanon
• Management of VAP/HAP in the ICU - Bronchoscopy
• Imad Bou Akl, Lebanon
• Sepsis Management Guideline Update
Chair: ISID Executive Committee Member, Jaffar Al-Tawfiq, Saudi Arabia
Co-Chair: ISID Emerging Leader, Vrinda Nampoothiri, India
*This webinar is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from bioMérieux.