Acute Septic Shock From Routine Ureteroscopy With Laser Lithotripsy

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Medically Challenging Case Report Poster 


Sameer Goel  
Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems


Diagnosis and treatment of sepsis is an area of medicine that is continually evolving and actively studied. One concept that is crucial for successful treatment of sepsis is minimal time from diagnosis to onset of treatment. Research and clinical work done for the "Surviving Sepsis Campaign" have emphasized the importance of timing with the "Hour-1 Bundle." This case demonstrates the importance of interdisciplinary communication and team-based medical management in order to successfully resuscitate patients from septic shock. Moreover, this case illustrates the leadership role anesthesia providers must take during the post-operative period to not only identify early signs of sepsis but also begin its treatment.

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Other - Emergent Care


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