• Critical Care Committee Article Review: Hydrocortisone, Vitamin C and Thiamine for the Treatment of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: A Retrospective Before-After Study (March 2018)

    CME 1 CME Credit(s)

    Learning Objectives:

    While the global burden of sepsis remains high, attempts at developing a “magic bullet” to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with it remains elusive. The participant will be able to critically evaluate this article and determine whether to implement the studied intervention for patients with sepsis.

    Impact Statement:

    This article was chosen for its relationship to the new Surviving Sepsis guidelines. This study was based on the success of a last-ditch-effort made to two patients dying from septic shock; therefore, our review of the study is imperative to give information to surgeons that the findings of this study are premature. It is important to take the findings of the study with apprehension, as there are many criticisms of this study that medical professionals need to be aware of.

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    AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

    The American College of Surgeons designates this journal-based activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 1 credit meets the requirements for Self-Assessment.

    Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 1 credit meets the requirements for Surgical Critical Care.

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