Sepsis and infectious diseases

Learning objectives

  • To recognize severe sepsis and understand early treatment plans.
  • Febrile neutropenia guidelines include early antibiotic administration
  • To understand importance of early recognition and treatment of meningococcal disease

Recommended pre reading

  • Hughes T & Cruickshank J. Adult Emergency Medicine at a Glance. Chichester, West Sussex, UK : John Wiley & Sons, 2011. Chapter 38 Sepsis. Chapter 3 Shock and intravenous fluids.
  • Pre-reading: Chapter 38 Sepsis and review the Sepsis Education  presentation 
  • Pre-lecture Quiz (to be completed prior to the lecture) - download here or complete online  


Learning resources - presentations and self directed workbook cases

Other learning resources