Medical School Lesson Plan – Sepsis

Picture the scene…

It is a busy weekday in ED and you have been asked to see a 78 year old brought by ambulance with a diagnosis of ‘sepsis’. They do not have a temperature or tachycardia but are newly confused, tachypnoeic and hypoxic and have been on oral antibiotics in the community for three days for a chest infection.

The nurse looking after them asks what treatment you want to give and “should I move her to Resus?” 

Learning Objective

To learn about the management of the patient with sepsis in the Emergency Department.

Task 1 – Read

Task 2 – Listen

Task 3 – Discuss

Task 4 – Summary

Task 5 – Reflect

Cite this article as: Natasha Chatham-Zvelebil, "Medical School Lesson Plan – Sepsis," in St.Emlyn's, September 22, 2020,

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